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Wednesday June 6 2012
Platini: 'Balotelli can't walk off'

UEFA President Michel Platini sniped at Cesare Prandelli for threatening to pull Italy out of Euro 2012 and revealed Mario Balotelli “will be punished” if he walks off due to racist abuse.

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Tuesday June 5 2012
Prandelli sees 'adaptable Italy'

Cesare Prandelli said he’ll wait “until the last minute” for Andrea Barzagli to recover and will use an adaptable system against Spain with Daniele De Rossi in defence.

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Tuesday June 5 2012
Injury, scandal, infighting and more scandal

Scott Fleming shifts through the detritus of a disastrous seven days for Italy and tries to find reasons for optimism.

The corridors of Coverciano must be littered with broken mirrors and black cats.

A police raid and Domenico Criscito's exclusion from the squad last Monday, Leonardo Bonucci being placed under suspicion of similar Calcioscommesse misdeeds last Tuesday, a friendly against Luxembourg cancelled on Wednesday, a friendly against Russia they were left wishing had been cancelled on Friday, and last night, news of an injury which could see Andrea Barzagli miss Italy's Euro 2012 campaign in its entirety.

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Monday June 4 2012
Italy may miss Aquilani

Cesare Prandelli’s decision to not even include Alberto Aquilani in his preliminary 32-man squad could come back to haunt him, as David Swan writes.

“I expect the team to be able to build the move and not passively wait for their opponents,” so says Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli. This was a comment made a couple of weeks ago when he was discussing what he wants to see from his Italy team at Euro 2012.

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Sunday June 3 2012
Lippi: 'Italy like in 2006'

World Cup winner Marcello Lippi has given Cesare Prandelli advice on going into Euro 2012. “It reminds me of 2006.”

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Sunday June 3 2012
Gasp backs 3-5-2 Italy

Cesare Prandelli hinted he’d switch to a 3-5-2 system against Spain and Gian Piero Gasperini agrees “many of the Azzurri come from clubs with three-man defences.”

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Saturday June 2 2012
Prandelli: 'I'll change Italy defence'

Cesare Prandelli admits he was “surprised” by the extent of Italy’s defeat to Russia and will take action. “We’ll change the defence and start from scratch.”

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Friday June 1 2012
Prandelli: 'Good to lose badly'

Cesare Prandelli thinks “paradoxically it might be better to lose so badly” to Russia ahead of Euro 2012.

The Azzurri fell to a heavy 3-0 defeat in tonight’s friendly in Zurich, which means Italy have lost three consecutive games for the first time since 1986, failing to find the net.

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Friday June 1 2012
Albertini: 'Italy will go to Euros'

FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini insists Cesare Prandelli’s threat to pull Italy out of Euro 2012 was “just blowing off steam.”

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Friday June 1 2012
Tardelli: 'Italy won't abandon Euros'

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Marco Tardelli does not believe Cesare Prandelli’s threat to pull out of Euro 2012 amid the betting scandal.

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