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Prandelli looking forward to Spain duel

Jun 23 2013, 3:12am CDT | by

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 (IANS) Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says his team will have nothing to lose in the likely event of the Azzurri meeting Spain in the Confederations Cup semifinals.

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 — Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says his team will have nothing to lose in the likely event of the Azzurri meeting Spain in the Confederations Cup semifinals. Brazil's 4-2...

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Prandelli looking forward to Spain duel

Jun 23 2013, 3:12am CDT | by

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 (IANS) Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says his team will have nothing to lose in the likely event of the Azzurri meeting Spain in the Confederations Cup semifinals.

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 — Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says his team will have nothing to lose in the likely event of the Azzurri meeting Spain in the Confederations Cup semifinals.

Brazil's 4-2 victory over Italy Saturday has set up a tantalising rematch of last year's European Championship final in Fortaleza Thursday, reports Xinhua.

Only a loss to Nigeria for Spain and a Uruguay victory by 12 goals or more against Tahiti in Sunday's Group B matches would save Italy from meeting the reigning European and World Champions in the final four.

"Matches like these make you grow and if we face Spain we'll try to play our normal game," Prandelli said Saturday.

The 55-year-old insisted he was satisfied with his team's spirited second-half performance against Brazil at the Arena Fonte Nova.

"After halftime we played great. I'm very pleased with what I saw, the way we reacted and had desire to attack deep. Of course against sides of Brazil's quality, you are always at risk of conceding a goal if you make a mistake and unfortunately that is what happened to us," he said.

Brazil, meanwhile, will likely play Uruguay in Wednesday's other semifinal at Belo Horizonte's Mineirao Stadium, if Spain expectedly beats Nigeria.

The Selecao have now posted five wins and four draws since their last loss -- a 1-2 defeat to England at Wembley in February.

"This result (against Italy) gives us even more confidence. We are not going to get too excited because we still have work to do. But today we have beaten a quality opponent which shows we are on the right track," Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said.

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Cagliari boss Zdenek Zeman believes that new Italy national team coach Antonio Conte has proven to be one of the best coaches in Europe in recent years. The 45-year-old was officially named as Cesare Prandelli’s successor on August 14 and Zeman is confident that he’s the optimal choice for the job, though he admits the former Juventus tactician will be taking up an entirely different role when compared to his previous one in Turin. Zeman spoke during ...
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Italian Paper Talk: Italy Starts Again With Former Juventus Coach Antonio Conte

Aug 15 2014 3:39am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Azzurri ready for change in tactics and formation with Conte... All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Italy as Antonio Conte is officially announced as the new Azzurri coach and he will bring with him the 3-5-2.  Image courtesy of La Gazzetta dello Sport.- Italy starts again with Antonio Conte, start with a 3-5-2. Deal is officially announced, and he is the most popular choice in the poll run by G ...
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Conte confirmed as new Italy boss

Aug 14 2014 3:02pm CDT | Source: BBC Sport - Football

Italy appoint former Juventus boss Antonio Conte as their new coach, following Cesare Prande ...
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Rolando rejects move to Galatasaray in anticipation of Inter switch

Aug 14 2014 3:49am CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Porto defender Rolando has turned down a move to Galatasaray as he wants a return to Inter where he was on loan last season. The 28-year-old was impressive in the 28 starts he made for the Nerazzurri, and that has prompted coach Walter Mazzarri to sign the defender on a permanent deal who has also spent a short-spell on loan at Napoli in the season before last. Portuguese newspaper A Bola reports that the Brazilian has refused the offer to link up with fo ...
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Italian Paper Talk: Antonio Conte Ready To Accept Italy Job

Aug 14 2014 3:10am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Pirlo and Allegri enjoy different relationship in Turin to the one they had in Milan... All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Italy as Antonio Conte reportedly reaches an agreement to become the new Italy coach and he is a popular choice.  Image courtesy of La Gazzetta dello Sport.- Giuseppe Rossi - I vote for Antonio - "Conte is able to get the best out of every player". Former Juventus coach is a popular choice ...
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Mario Balotelli set to stay at AC Milan

Aug 13 2014 8:11am CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Despite the rumours of a possible transfer to Arsenal or Galatasaray, AC Milan have decided that Mario Balotelli will remain at the San Siro this transfer window. It is believed that the Milanese club were open to offers for the enigmatic striker after a poor World Cup and the sharp criticism that followed, especially from his former national team coach Cesare Prandelli. Now, according to Tuttosport, the club have ...
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Five Serie A Stars Premier League Clubs Should Buy This Summer

Aug 11 2014 11:53am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Five Italian based footballers that would make an impact in the Premier League. Check in to Manchester United vs Swansea City Italy may have endured a miserable World Cup like England did, but there is a sense that they are on the verge of uncovering a new wave of talent that can compare to the champions of 2006. Italian football often gets a bad reputation, but below is a list of five players that would drastically improve the English top flight an ...
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