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I make this thread to gather Gli Azzurri fans in this forum.
This team has so many haters and lovers. Would be a great topic to discuss.

FORZA ITALIA!
 

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Forza italy=forza juve :D
 

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There is not enough long haired players in the national team thses days.

Have a look at the squad in 2002- fine slection of long haired players.
 

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Giaccherini to be in Italy 30?
By Football Italia staff

A call-up to Italy’s Euro 2012 squad would be a dream come true for Juventus revelation Emanuele Giaccherini.

The Gazzetta dello Sport is today suggesting that the uncapped midfielder could be included in Cesare Prandelli’s preliminary 30-man squad on Sunday night.

“We’ll wait for the call-ups with anxiety,” agents Furio Valcareggi and Giulio Marinelli told Tutto Juve on Friday.

“He’s already won the Scudetto this season which was a fantastic achievement, now the national team would be wonderful.

“It would be a dream come true and a reward which the player deserves.”

The versatile 27-year-old joined Juve in the summer in a co-ownership deal from Cesena and he’s had an impressive campaign.

“Who plays well for Juventus like Emanuele can target the national side,” added the representatives. “It’s one thing to do well for Cesena, another for Juventus…

“To feature in 23 games, provide assists and important goals was already a dream for him. The national side would be perfection.”
 

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Giaccherini? Srsly?
 

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fucking juve infestation. :fp:

put in El-Shaarawy! :mad:
 

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WHhy is Bonucci in contention, Astori and Acerbi both deserve to be in ahead of him.
 

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It'll be interesting to see how Italy will do at the Euro. So many players on form. Pirlo, Marchisio, Cassano, Chiellini, Barzagli, Buffon and even Nocerino. Also, they've got interesting options like Criscito, Balzaretti, De Rossi, Balotelli, Maggio, Montolivo, Aquilani, Giovinco...

The only spot I feel it's far from good is the trequartista. I'd try Marchisio in there, with Nocerino taking his spot in center-midfield.
 

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At the moment, you woulod think Italy will be taking at least 3 Milan players in, Cassano, Montolivo, and Nocerino. Abate and Aquilani in the maybe pile.
 

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Gli Azzuri will win the Euro! Mark my words. Spain will suffer. This squad that Prandelli has is the strongest one after WC 2006 and it's very promising. I always have, and always will root for them from the bottom of my heart.

Forza Italia!!!!!
 

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Goalkeepers:
Gianluigi Buffon - Juventus
Morgan De Sanctis- Napoli
Salvatore Sirigu - Paris Saint-Germain
Emiliano Viviano - Palermo

Defenders:
Ignazio Abate -AC Milan
Davide Astori -Cagliari
Federico Balzaretti - Palermo
Andrea Barzagli -Juventus
Salvatore Bocchetti -Rubin Kazan
Leonardo Bonucci -Juventus
Giorgio Chiellini -Juventus
Domenico Criscito -Zenit St Petersburg
Christian Maggio - Napoli
Angelo Ogbonna - Torino
Andrea Ranocchia - Inter

Midfielders:
Luca Cigarini -Atalanta
Daniele De Rossi -Roma
Alessandro Diamanti - Bologna
Emanuele Giaccherini -Juventus
Claudio Marchisio -Juventus
Riccardo Montolivo -Fiorentina
Thiago Motta -Paris Saint-Germain
Antonio Nocerino - AC Milan
Andrea Pirlo -Juventus
Ezequiel Schelotto -Atalanta
Marco Verratti -Pescara

Attackers:
Mario Balotelli - Manchester City
Fabio Borini -Roma
Antonio Cassano - AC Milan
Mattia Destro -Siena
Antonio Di Natale - Udinese
Sebastian Giovinco - Parma

4 Milan players.
 

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borini and destro over matri? I don't think matri is anything special but he's the only poacher in italy worth calling up.


destro had a fine season with siena, but him and borini are not ready for the euros.


also, how can he call up giaccherini over pepe? :lol:



forza spain/ireland/croatia :proud:
 

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He's not gonna play with a Prima Punta. Matri is shit, Borini is shit and Destro is too young.

It's gonna be Balotelli-Cassano, hence the Prima Punta doesn't matter.

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cassano is not on form though, doesn't look more than 50% match fit and is pretty far from the cassano that started the season.

it's natural, it takes time to get back to 100%, but he'll be extremely decisive if italy want to have a decent tournament.


edit: I seriously don't understand how he didn't call up mauri, he's a good player and would be his best option for AM.
 
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Possibly because the guy is one of the named in Calcioscommesse.
 

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Forza Azzuri
 

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My current ideal formation
Buffon
Maggio-Barzagli-Chiellini-Criscito
Pirlo
De Rossi------Montolivo
Giovinco
Balotelli/Cassano - Di Natale/Cassano


I wish they keep Cassano fitness, he can't start in every match.





We should add more Italian to our squad, the likes of Criscito, Giovinco, Cigarini, Diamanti are worthy to wear Milan shirt.
 

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My god what a crappy and random collection. Italy continue being unattractive since the confederations cup 2009. And no, it's not because of the pool of players, it's because of the terrible selections.

Prandelli has been doing a weird job so far.

where is Abbiati and Aquilani? :rolleyes:

My thoughts exactly.
 

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My prefered formation:

------------------------Buffon-------------------

-------Barzagli---Ranocchia/De Rossi---Chiellini-----

----------------------Pirlo/T.Motta----------------
--Maggio---De Rossi/Montolivo--Marchisio--Balzaretti-

------------------------Cassano-------------------
------------------------Balotelli :rolleyes:---------------
 

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Howcome Matri didnt make it? I think he was victimized by Conte, when he was peaking, he was benched.

and Pepe is a handy player
 

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Prandelli wont play giovinco at AM but rather Thiago Motta :fp:
 

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My thoughts exactly.

Meh, I like Aquilani as a player, but he has done nothing this season to deserve a call up. Players like Motta, Marchisio, Nocerino, Pirlo and even Montolivo did much much more to get the call.

But why Giaccherini is called up is a complete mystery to me. He maybe had two or three good games this whole year.
 
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