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Euro 2012 preview: Italy

June 6, 2012
Euro 2012 preview: Italy

In many ways, Cesare Prandelli isn’t a typical Italian coach. He’s a highly intelligent man, but one doesn’t think of him as a pure tactician like Marcello Lippi, Giovanni Trapattoni or Fabio Capello. He’s of an Arsene Wenger figure – he wants an overall, attacking philosophy rather than lots of specific tactics, and likes...
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Five conclusions about…Italy

February 10, 2011
Five conclusions about…Italy

Ball retention Cesare Prandelli has brought in a style of play that is suited well to modern football – in South Africa last year Italy lacked any kind of cohesive gameplan.
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Northern Ireland 0-0 Italy: Pirlo a class above, but poor finishing from both sides

October 9, 2010
Northern Ireland 0-0 Italy: Pirlo a class above, but poor finishing from both sides

Both sides had chances to win the game, but Northern Ireland emerge with a well-earned point.
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Estonia 1-2 Italy: a decent start for Prandelli

September 6, 2010
Estonia 1-2 Italy: a decent start for Prandelli

Italy fell behind and looked to be struggling for goals, but Estonia’s awful marking from set-pieces came to their aid.
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Slovakia 3-2 Italy: Vittek’s hold-up play the key to victory

June 24, 2010
Slovakia 3-2 Italy: Vittek’s hold-up play the key to victory

A crushing defeat for Italy, but a deserved win for Slovakia, who had a more cohesive side and a clearer gameplan.
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