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Look at Cannavaro. Acting like he's too good for them. What a douche
 

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Yea...the other faces are interesting though. Chiellini looks like he can't take his eyes off.
 

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Donadoni will use a 4-5-1 -> 4-3-3 formation, like he always did with Italy. No need to speculate formations. I'd be very surprised if he changed it. After all, he stuck with it after losing 3-1 to France!
 

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No posters with Italian blood here? Meanwhile Lippi is our new coach.

Next tuesday we will play a friendley match against Brasil. There is a big chance that Maldini will be called up, and this is only to honour him and give him a last goodbye. It would be a beautiful sign.

At the confederations cup, from 14-28 july, Italy will play with a special shirt. This is to honour our great prestige in 1934 and 1938, where we became worldchampions 2 times in a row (lets do this again in 2010!)

This is the shirt:

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I wish they call back Toldo too. Such a legend :star:
 

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That's a sick shirt.

Balotelli, Santon and Acquafresca. Hopefully those are 3 players who are going to be part of our team in the future and represent Italy too.
 

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Lippi just said that Maldini will not get his goodbye against Brasil. Lippi said this match is a important test for him, so he can't use a goodbye of Maldini.

Maldini has to wait but will get a nice goodbye another time.

I can't wait untill the match starts, i'm sure it will be really nice!
 

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I wonder if Di Vaio will get called up for match against Brazil...

Id pick Gila, Del Piero, Floccari aswell...
 

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Wednesday 21.00, Italy - 21 will play against Sweden - 21. The match will be played in Trieste and this is the squad Casirahi called up:

Portieri: Consigli (Atalanta), Sirigu (Ancona).
Difensori: Andreolli (Sassuolo), Bocchetti (Genoa), Criscito (Genoa), Motta (Roma), Pisano (Cagliari), Santacroce (Napoli).
Centrocampisti: Abate (Torino), Candreva (Livorno), Cigarini (Atalanta), Dessena (Sampdoria), Marchisio (Juventus), Morosini (Vicenza), Poli (Sassuolo).
Attaccanti: Acquafresca (Cagliari), Balotelli (Inter), Giovinco (Juventus), Osvaldo (Bologna).
 

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I thought that Santon would be in the squad. Hope, he will be next time.
 

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Good luck to Aquafresca. I'm sure that we'll start regularly seeing Santon's name there soon.

The rest of the players, I couldn't care less.
 

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You couldn't care less for Balotelli? Wtf???
 

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Lippi just announced his squad for Brazil game... No Del Piero or Cassano.

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Marco Amelia (Palermo), Morgan De Sanctis (Galatasaray)

Defenders: Daniele Bonera (Milan), Fabio Cannavaro (Real Madrid), Andrea Dossena (Liverpool), Alessandro Gamberini (Fiorentina), Fabio Grosso (Olympique Lyonnais), Nicola Legrottaglie (Juventus), Gianluca Zambrotta (Milan);

Midfielders: Alberto Aquilani (Roma), Mauro Camoranesi (Juventus), Daniele De Rossi (Roma), Riccardo Montolivo (Fiorentina), Simone Pepe (Udinese), Simone Perrotta (Roma), Andrea Pirlo (Milan);

Strikers: Antonio Di Natale (Udinese), Alberto Gilardino (Fiorentina), Vincenzo Iaquinta (Juventus)(Yeah...WTF!!!!), Fabio Quagliarella (Udinese), Giuseppe Rossi (Villarreal), Luca Toni (Bayern Munich).
 

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It's really shame no Inter player in the Italian NT.
 

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No DP YEAAHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Grande Lippi. I don't care if Tiribocchi is called up, DP is a disgrace and always sucked for the NT. He even sucks for Juventus except his free kicks.
 

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It's really shame no Inter player in the Italian NT.
Yes it is. But this will change in the future with our Italian talents. Also Santon, Bolzoni etc are playing for Italy -20, they might make it too, because they are really good.

It would be great to see 4 or 5 Nerazzurri in the Azzurri in the next 5 years.

No DP YEAAHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Grande Lippi. I don't care if Tiribocchi is called up, DP is a disgrace and always sucked for the NT. He even sucks for Juventus except his free kicks.
I wish I could agree with you, but he can still be brilliant for Juve, and he had done important work in the world cup too. It's pretty unique at his age for a striker. Shame he is Juventino....

Only when the Azzurri play I like all the players; except Camoranesi...but he is an Argentine as well.

The match of Italy - Brazil will be played in the Emerates stadion at 20.00 CET.
 

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I think Floccari and Di Vaio should be there... It's all Politics. Inquinta never plays for Juve anymore and Toni! he's finished now...

Del Piero is still one of the best players in serie A so in fairness he should be there. Cassano has been above average this season but if he was surrounded by better players he would look a lot better. Its a shame he cant break through to the national squad.
 

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Just so you know. Brazil's Squad for the Italy clash.

Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Inter), Alexandre Doni (Roma)

Defenders: Lucio (Bayern Munich), Juan (Roma), Luisao (Benfica), Thiago Silva (Milan)

Wingers: Maicon (Inter), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Adriano (Sevilla), Marcelo (Real Madrid)

Midfielders: Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos), Elano (Manchester City), Anderson (Manchester United), Josue (Wolfsburg), Ronaldinho (Milan), Julio Baptista (Roma), Felipe Melo (Fiorentina)

Strikers: Robinho (Manchester City), Alexandre Pato (Milan), Adriano (Inter).
 

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I think Floccari and Di Vaio should be there... It's all Politics. Inquinta never plays for Juve anymore and Toni! he's finished now...

Del Piero is still one of the best players in serie A so in fairness he should be there. Cassano has been above average this season but if he was surrounded by better players he would look a lot better. Its a shame he cant break through to the national squad.
Yes indeed. I wonder if it would be right to call up a old player like Di Vaio. I think Lippi should look ahead and use players that can be important in the next 2 years. But the names he called up now don't make sense indeed.

I don't think that it's accidently that the most players are called up from Juventus. That's really Lippi......I didn't want him to return back and we won't win the WC again with him....Lippi is too much a Juventino to call up the right players.
 
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