NEWS
Saturday June 16 2012
How will Italy approach Ireland?

Cesare Prandelli confirmed he’ll consider three or four changes against Ireland, so the Italian media consider the options.

Italy have notched up two 1-1 draws in Euro 2012 against Spain and Croatia, but even a victory in Monday’s final Group C match might not be enough for qualification.

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NEWS
Friday June 15 2012
UEFA investigate ‘banana throwing’

UEFA are set to investigate a report that a banana was thrown on to the pitch during Italy’s draw with Croatia in Poznan this Thursday.

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NEWS
Friday June 15 2012
FIGC trust Del Bosque and Spain

Italian Football Federation President Giancarlo Abete has dismissed fears of Spain and Croatia doing a deal to eliminate Italy from Euro 2012.

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NEWS
Friday June 15 2012
Casiraghi believes in qualification

Former Italian Under-21 boss Gigi Casiraghi is confident that the Azzurri can qualify for the quarter-finals of Euro 2012.

Italy are currently third in the group after two draws, but they can still go through if they win and Spain-Croatia goes in their favour.

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NEWS
Friday June 15 2012
Italy to change players – not shape

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli says he could make up to four changes to the team that will face the Republic of Ireland – but Daniele De Rossi will remain in a three-man defence.

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NEWS
Friday June 15 2012
Buffon: An Italy win will do!

Italy captain Gigi Buffon is confident Spain won’t be looking for a 2-2 draw against Croatia which could eliminate the Azzurri from Euro 2012.

The Italian media is fearing a repeat of Euro 2004 when Giovanni Trapattoni’s side were dumped out of the competition thanks to a 2-2 between Sweden and Denmark.

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Friday June 15 2012
Italy ignored warning signs

Cesare Prandelli blamed poor finishing as the reason why Italy didn’t beat Croatia, but Rob Paton argues differently.

‘Only win’ emblazoned the Gazzetta dello Sport on their Thursday morning edition. The message to Cesare Prandelli’s Italy was simple. Follow up the good signs shown against Spain with a win against Croatia, to ensure that passage to the knock-out stages would remain entirely in their own hands.

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NEWS
Friday June 15 2012
Spain have no plans to draw

Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque says drawing 2-2 with Croatia on Monday in order to eliminate Italy is not in their plans.

The Azzurri will need to beat the Republic of Ireland in their last game to have a chance of qualification, but even that won’t be enough if a high score draw is the result between Spain and Croatia.

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Friday June 15 2012
Bonucci defends Chiellini mistake

Leonardo Bonucci has refused to blame Italy teammate Giorgio Chiellini for Croatia’s equaliser in the 1-1 draw.

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NEWS
Friday June 15 2012
One mistake cost Italy, says Montolivo

Italy made just one error in the game against Croatia and they paid the price for it, says Riccardo Montolivo.

The Azzurri had taken the lead in Thursday’s game, but their Euro 2012 hopes were dented after Giorgio Chiellini misjudged a cross.

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