Andrea Pirlo

Italy boss Cesare Pran­delli announced his 23 man squad for the friendly against the Ivory Coast which will take place on Tues­day in Eng­land. Many of the names cho­sen by Mar­cello Lippi were dropped. Pran­delli made some expected changes fol­low­ing the World Cup dis­ap­point­ment with Fabio Quagliarella the only striker remain­ing from the team selected […]


Oriundi And Foreign-Born Players For The Azzurri?

by Rami Soufi on September 15, 2009 · 0 comments

With Brazil­ian striker Amauri close to becom­ing an Ital­ian cit­i­zen, it looks like Bay­ern Munich’s Luca Toni will find it quite hard to rep­re­sent Italy in South Africa. Azzurri Boss Mar­cello Lippi has hinted on more than one occa­sion that Amauri will be very use­ful for the national team. The rag­ing debate is whether more for­eign born players […]


To fans of Cal­cio it’s still as vivid as ever: The vision of Fabio Can­navaro lift­ing the World Cup aloft remains the proud­est of Ital­ian mem­o­ries in a dif­fi­cult recent his­tory. But with one year to go before the 19th World Cup Final, Can­navaro and his Azzurri have a lot of hard work to do […]


Seeing Goals The Next Level With Pirlo

by Kevin Walker on September 11, 2008 · 0 comments

Nike’s “Take It To The Next Level” is back this time with Andrea Pirlo.  When is a wall not a wall? When it’s made up of more peo­ple than would nor­mally take to the pitch dur­ing any one game. But Ital­ian play­maker Andrea Pirlo doesn’t see walls, he sees goals.