Cesare Prandelli

Italy crush Faroe Islands 5–0 with wonder-Cassano

by Niccolo Conte on September 7, 2010 · 0 comments

Finally Italy has clicked. While the come­back win against Esto­nia was a good result, this 5–0 win shows that Pran­delli has found har­mony within the team. Prandelli’s home debut as the coach of the Ital­ian National team is cer­tainly pos­i­tive, Cas­sano inspired the team, and he looks ready to face any oppo­si­tion. And with this […]


Italy come back to win 2–1 against Estonia

by Niccolo Conte on September 3, 2010 · 4 comments

Italy have begun to for­get about Lippi and the World Cup fail­ure, the team has new faces and is begin­ning to click under Cesare Pran­delli. The first qual­i­fy­ing match for the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships Poland/Ukraine 2012 was against Esto­nia, and while Pran­delli couldn’t use Balotelli, Buf­fon, and a few other impor­tant play­ers, Italy were able to win. […]


As the new Serie A sea­son pauses this week­end for national teams to begin their qual­i­fy­ing for Euro 2012, Ital­ian soc­cer fans may feel lost not being able to watch their favorite club.  To be hon­est, the Italy-Estonia qual­i­fier looks less than tan­ta­liz­ing only two months after the excit­ing World Cup match-ups and high-level play.  […]


Italy Euro 2012 qualifiers squad announced

by Niccolo Conte on August 31, 2010 · 6 comments

Pran­delli has announced the squad of 23 which will face Esto­nia and the Faroe Islands this Inter­na­tional break for the Euro 2012 qual­i­fiers. The azzurri will face Esto­nia in Tallin Sep­tem­ber 3rd, and then the Faroe Islands in Flo­rence Sep­tem­ber 7th. While they aren’t the tough­est of oppo­si­tion, Italy will also have to even­tu­ally face […]


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 […]


Of the many rea­sons Italy was said to have flopped so spec­tac­u­larly in the World Cup, one was the lack of friend­lies prior to the actual tour­na­ment.  Those that were played, like the Mex­ico loss, showed the defi­cien­cies in the club but their rar­ity failed to pro­vide an oppor­tu­nity to rec­tify those defi­cien­cies.  In the […]


In the bat­tle of top­scor­ers with Diego Mil­ito on 14 goals, and Alberto Gilardino on 14 goals, today’s con­test is off to a fly­ing start after the one-two part­ner­ship of Genoa’s Tiago Motta and Diego Mil­ito have made it advan­tage Genoa 1–0 within the first 12 min­utes. LIVE Updates at Yahoo UK