Cesare Prandelli

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A surprising news arrived from Juventus camp as Antonio Conte suddenly decided to resign as their coach with mutual consent as rumors suggesting that the Italian tactician had major differences in terms of the club's transfer strategy. Conte confirmed his decision to resign via video message on Juventus' official Youtube channel, stating that both parties…
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Winning their second game against England, brought a new found spirit four Uruguay as they're keen on grabbing that ticket into the knock  out stages of World Cup 2014. However, due to their opening match defeat against Costa Rica, Oscar Tabarez's men must battle it out against Italy to secure one elusive ticket, a tricky…
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One of the most anticipated tie since the World Cup drawing was made is set to occur this weekend when England face up against Italy at Arena Amazonia, Manaus (Brazil). Both teams are targeting to start their World Cup campaign with all three points and despite reports of difficult condition, Three Lions' boss, Roy Hodgson,…
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The exclusion of Giuseppe Rossi from Italy's 23-men squad for World Cup  caused a bit of controversy as many Azzurri fans were questioning that decision since the Fiorentina striker did put in a positive performance last season, despite suffering a quite long injury period. Previous rumors swirling in media suggested that Rossi's physical condition was…
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An interesting statement was revealed by Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, as he publicly backed Italy as his strong candidate in winning the upcoming World Cup 2014, or at least reaching the final. Being a Portuguese, it's definitely surprising that Mourinho has such strong confidence over Italy's strength, but that's what basically Mourinho stated to the…
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Following the absence of Riccardo Montolivo because of his recent injury, another famous name has been left out of Italy's squad as Cesare Prandelli announced his final 23-men pick which didn't include Fiorentina man, Giuseppe Rossi. Unlike Montolivo whose omission was forced by a broken leg he suffered in Italy's Saturday friendly against Ireland, Rossi's…
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Getting closer to World Cup 2014 opening day, a troubling news arrived for Italian national team as their preparation for the major tournament turned rather messy with the injury for their midfielder, Riccardo Montolivo. Being counted as one of Cesare Prandelli's main players in midfield, Montolivo was set to be part of Azzurri's 23-men squad, but things…
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Receiving a surprise call up for Italy's World Cup provisional squad, Matteo Darmian isn't hiding his dream to achieve bigger goal, which is securing a spot for Azzurri's final 23-men that will battle it out in Brazil this summer. Although admitting that it won't be an easy task to compete with many top players, Darmian…
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Failing to shine in his last few international fixtures with England still isn't stopping Wayne Rooney being heralded as Three Lions' main player especially for the upcoming World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Not just echoed by many football enthusiasts, fellow Three Lions players, including Danny Welbeck also agrees that Rooney is still the nation's best…
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Experiencing a difficult season with AC Milan isn't lowering down Riccardo Montolivo's spirit ahead of the World Cup 2014 as the Italian international midfielder said that he is feeling motivated for that tournament. Speaking to FIFA, Montolivo revealed his ambition in improving Azzurri's performance this year as they were disappointing on previous 2010 World Cup…
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Following the footsteps of other World Cup 2014 contestants, one of the tournament's favorites, Italy have also released the 30 minutes for their temporary squad, which will eventually be shortened into 23-names. Among several names being called up, there isn't much surprise though there's obviously some disappointment looming on several names, such as AC Milan…
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The World Cup 2014 is still couple of months away, but preparation for Italy's national team already getting into the final stages especially regarding players selection as head coach Cesare Prandelli claims he already has 18 players on his mind. Being quoted in FIFA's official site, Prandelli revealed that although he already set up 18…