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Monday October 3 2011
Cigarini shocked by Italy call

Atalanta's Luca Cigarini admits that he was surprised to be included in the latest Italian national squad.

The playmaker was named in the Azzurri party last night for their last two Euro 2012 qualifiers against Serbia and Northern Ireland.

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Monday October 3 2011
Prandelli demands Italy performance

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has asked his side to prove their worth in their final Euro 2012 qualifiers.

The Azzurri have already ensured top spot in their group, but they face Serbia on Friday and Northern Ireland on Tuesday to wrap up their campaign.

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Sunday October 2 2011
Italy: Cigarini and Barzagli recalled

Cesare Prandelli has recalled Andrea Barzagli and Luca Cigarini against Serbia and Northern Ireland.

Italy have already sealed their spot in Euro 2012 by winning the Group, but have two final qualifiers to play.

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Thursday September 8 2011
An unqualified success

How good is this Italy team? Antonio Labbate warns you not to solely base your answer on the results of their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.

France arrived at the 1992 European Championships in style.

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Monday September 5 2011
Striking issue for Prandelli

Cesare Prandelli is on the verge of Euro 2012 qualification, yet is still losing sleep over the Azzurri. Rob Paton looks at perhaps why.

Friday night's 1-0 win over the Faroe Islands has left Cesare Prandelli in a curious paradox. On the verge of qualifying for Poland-Ukraine 2012 after Italy's most successful start to a European Championship or World Cup qualifying campaign ever, the 54-year-old admitted he is losing sleep over tactics.

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Sunday September 4 2011
Azzurri need speed

Cesare Prandelli is right that Italy are "not Barcelona," but Susy Campanale spots the flaws.

“Many in the media say we are like Barcelona, but I certainly don't. We are not Barça and I'm glad you finally realised that,” declared Cesare Prandelli after Italy's dispiriting 1-0 win over the Faroe Islands.

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Thursday August 11 2011
Apprentices 2 Masters 1

Scott Fleming analyses the prestigious victory over Spain which brought Cesare Prandelli's first year as Italy Coach to a close.

"Whoever said progress was a slow process wasn't talkin bout me." The chances of Cesare Prandelli quoting 50 Cent in a post-match interview are roughly 500,000 to one. Yet if the victorious Italy CT had saw fit to do so last night, no one could have grudged him it.

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Monday August 8 2011
Prandelli looks to Rossi

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli looks like he'll unleash Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi against Spain on Wednesday.

The two countries will face each other in a Bari friendly in midweek, but it looks as if the Coach won't field his previous dream pairing of Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano.

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Monday August 8 2011
Bonucci eager for Spanish test

Italy stopper Leonardo Bonucci is looking forward to the challenge of facing Spain in midweek. "We have no fear."

The Azzurri will take on the world and European champions in Bari on Wednesday and Bonucci can't wait.

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Monday August 8 2011
Rossi: Italy can beat Spain

Giuseppe Rossi is confident that Italy have what is required to defeat Spain in this week's international friendly.

The visitors' will start the game as firm favourites, but Rossi, who plays his football for Villarreal, has faith in the Azzurri.

"We know that they are very strong," he told Sky Sport 24. "They've already proved that they are the best in the world.

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