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Tantalising friendly appeals to Prandelli

by Football News

Italian coach Cesare Prandelli believes Thursday's friendly in Geneva against Brazil will be a great warm-up for next year's World Cup. The two nations have conjured up some of the most memorable matches in World Cup history... Read more

Buffon backs Totti return

by Football News

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has backed Roma's talismanic midfielder Francesco Totti to return to the international fold... Read more

Totti in Prandelli's plans for Brazil

by Football News

Cesare Prandelli says he will not rule out recalling Francesco Totti to the Italy squad for World Cup 2014, if he can remain fit... Read more

Van Gaal: Dutch lacked killer instinct

by Football News

Jeremain Lens' strike had looked set to seal a victory at the Amsterdam ArenA, but Azzurri starlet Marco Verratti equalised in the second minute of stoppage time... Read more

International friendly preview: Netherlands v Italy

by Football News

The Netherlands head into Wednesday's friendly against Italy with an impressive strike rate. The Dutch have won seven of the 17 internationals between the two countries, dating back to 1920... Read more

Marchetti returns to Azzuri fold

by Football News

Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli has recalled Federico Marchetti to his squad to face the Netherlands in a friendly on Wednesday... Read more