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Wednesday October 15 2014
Immobile: Italy must show hunger

Ciro Immobile admits no-one was expecting the climate Italy faced at the World Cup, as he labels Antonio Conte a ‘hammer’.

The Azzurri were eliminated at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil at the group stages under Cesare Prandelli, in a campaign that saw Immobile break into the set-up.

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Monday October 13 2014
Pelle: 'Prandelli dismissed me'

Graziano Pellè was self-critical after scoring on his Italy debut, praised Antonio Conte, slammed Cesare Prandelli and Malta.

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Sunday October 12 2014
Pasqual agent blasts Prandelli

Manuel Pasqual could start against Malta tomorrow, but his agent said he “lost four years” with Italy thanks to Cesare Prandelli.

The Azzurri travel to Malta for their Euro 2016 qualifier on Monday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

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Friday October 10 2014
Conte: Verratti must be patient

Antonio Conte says Marco Verratti must have patience behind Andrea Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi, whilst he backs Mario Balotelli and Cesare Prandelli.

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Friday October 10 2014
Conte fighting fit for Italy

Antonio Conte’s focus on physique and intensity may be what Italy needs, but Mina Rzouki reflects on the complexities in delivering it.

Those who knew him were surprised. Antonio Conte was the new Coach of Italy and for a man who salivates over the notion of working non stop, thriving on the pressure of everyday footballing life, it was a surprise he wanted to take charge of the Azzurri.

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Wednesday October 1 2014
Prandelli: 'Conte right for Italy'

Galatasaray boss Cesare Prandelli said Antonio Conte “is the right man for this Italy” after taking over.

Prandelli resigned after a first round exit in the 2014 World Cup and was replaced by Conte in August.

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Tuesday September 16 2014
Italians in every Champions League game

Tonight’s eight Champions League games all involve at least one Italian, including Mario Balotelli and Ciro Immobile.

The competition kicks off its group phase this evening and Juventus are in action against Malmo.

However, there is plenty of Peninsula representation elsewhere around the continent today.

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Thursday September 4 2014
De Rossi: 'I didn't slam Balotelli'

Daniele De Rossi saw “the right reaction” from Italy, but denied criticising Mario Balotelli and Cesare Prandelli.

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Tuesday September 2 2014
Pandev: Prandelli wanted me

Goran Pandev has revealed that Cesare Prandelli was the main reason he decided to join Galatasaray.

The Macedonia international left Napoli on deadline day to sign for the Turkish outfit, who are now lead by the former Italy boss.

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Thursday August 28 2014
Conte: Italy similar to Prandelli’s

Antonio Conte has hinted that the nucleus of his Italy team will bear resemblance to that under predecessor Cesare Prandelli.

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