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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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Friday June 1 2012
Italy ready to leave Euro 2012

Italian national boss Cesare Prandelli has announced that his country are ready to withdraw from Euro 2012 should that be required.

The Italian game is again dealing with off the pitch problems after the match fixing betting probe rocked the squad’s preparations.

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Thursday May 31 2012
Prandelli to test Italy tactics

An optimistic Cesare Prandelli says Friday’s friendly against Russia will be primarily used as a tactical exercise by his Italian side.

Although the Coach will not confirm his starting XI until later this evening, he has revealed that he’ll test out 4-3-1-2 and 4-3-3 systems in the Zurich clash after Tuesday’s Luxembourg tie was called off.

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Thursday May 31 2012
Prandelli – Italy’s unsackable Coach

No matter how Euro 2012 ends for Italy, Antonio Labbate explains why the Italian Football Federation must keep Cesare Prandelli.

Less than a day after Cesare Prandelli had named his 32-man preliminary squad and he was already being questioned about his future at the end of the European Championship. “I have a contract until 2014 and I want to respect it,” he stated from Italy’s Coverciano training base. “However, while on the bench at Euro 2012, I’ll be under examination.

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Wednesday May 30 2012
Can Prandelli emulate Vicini?

As Euro 2012 approaches, Luca Cetta compares the rebuilding phase under Cesare Prandelli with Azeglio Vicini’s transformation after the 1986 World Cup.

When Italy Under-21 Coach Azeglio Vicini inherited the top job from Enzo Bearzot after Mexico 1986, he took charge of an ageing squad in need of an overhaul.

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Tuesday May 29 2012
Prandelli: 'Bonucci is not Criscito'

Cesare Prandelli has defended his decision to bring Leonardo Bonucci and not Domenico Criscito to Euro 2012. “Comparisons with 2006 are a cliché.”

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Tuesday May 29 2012
Italy axe Ranocchia and Destro

Italy have their 23-man squad for Euro 2012 after Inter’s Andrea Ranocchia and Siena’s Mattia Destro were withdrawn this morning.

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Monday May 28 2012
Prandelli explains Criscito snub

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has revealed why he opted to axe Domenico Criscito from his Euro 2012 squad.

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Monday May 28 2012
Italy squad cut to 25

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has reduced his 32-man Euro 2012 squad to 25 ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly against Luxembourg.

The Coach decided to omit Domenico Criscito from contention this morning after he was named in the latest stage of the match fixing betting probe.

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Monday May 28 2012
The next frontier

Cesare Prandelli urged gay football players to come out and was met with what Susy Campanale thought was surprising resistance.

“In the world of football and of sport in general there is still a taboo around homosexuality. Everyone ought to live freely with themselves, their desires and their sentiments. We must all work for a sporting culture that respects the individual in every manifestation of his truth and freedom. Hopefully soon some players will come out.”