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Criscito dropped from Italian squad
29/05/2012 by ESPNSTAR.com
Italy defender Domenico Criscito will not play at the European Championship as he is under investigation in the country's latest match-fixing scandal.Italy defender Domenico Criscito will not play at the European Championship as he is under investigation in the country's latest match-fixing scandal.Italian Football Federation (FIGC) vice-president Demetrio Albertini announce... Full Story »
Scandal mars Italy's Euro preparations
29/05/2012 by ESPNSTAR.com
Italy host Luxembourg in a Euro 2012 warm-up in Parma with the country gripped by a new match-fixing scandal.Police showed up at Italy's training ground in Coverciano this morning [Monday] to question Zenit St Petersburg defender Domenico Criscito, who is under investigation for alleged match-fixing and sport fraud.In mid-afternoon, the former Genoa star was among six player... Full Story »
Italy rocked by another match-fixing scandal as probe sees 19 investigated including Lazio captain Mauri and Juve boss Conte
29/05/2012 by Dailymail
Lazio captain Stefano Mauri and former Genoa midfielder Omar Milanetto are among 14 people arrested by police investigating allegations of a match-fixing scandal in Italy.Juventus coach Antonio Conte and Italy defender Domenico Criscito have also been questioned by police. Criscito has been excluded from the national squad for Euro 2012 as a result of the ongoin... Full Story »
Italy defender faces search over match-fixing
28/05/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Policed searched the room of Italy defender Domenico Criscito at the national team's Euro 2012 training camp near Florence early Monday over the so-called Calcioscommesse sports betting scandal.He was one of 19 people targeted by police in a new blitz by the public prosecutor in Cremona, where the original Calciosccommesse scandal broke almost a year ago.Ten current an... Full Story »
Pirlo: Italy must learn from Juve
28/05/2012 by ESPNSTAR.com
Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo believes that the national side must continue to believe in themselves even if they are not deemed as favourites for EURO 2012.Pirlo subtly hit back at critics who have dismissed the Azzurri's chances for the tournament in Poland and Ukraine by making a cheeky reference to his own situation last year when he was released by AC Milan: "At Mila... Full Story »
Prandelli has faith in Mario - Azzurri coach may consider taking all six of his selected strikers
27/05/2012 by Sky Sport
Cesare Prandelli: Has put his faith in Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli ahead of Euro 2012Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli has put his trust in controversial Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.The former Roma and Fiorentina boss has previously been wary of picking the 21-year-old for the national side following his indiscipline in the Premier League.However, th... Full Story »
Better late than never, states Diamanti after Italy call-up
27/05/2012 by Goal.com
Bologna attacker Alessandro Diamanti has declared that being part of the Italy national side is "better late than never" as he looks to make his way into the Azzurri's final 23-man squad for Euro 2012.The 29-year-old has previously won only one cap, featuring for 45 minutes in a friendly against Romania in November 2010, and the former Brescia player was in a positive mood t... Full Story »
Marchisio tired of Tardelli comparisons
26/05/2012 by Goal.com
Claudio Marchisio has grown weary of the Italian media's apparent obsession with comparing him to Marco Tardelli.The 26-year-old Turin native has been nicknamed 'Tardellino' by the press given he plays in midfield for both Juventus and Italy, and has developed a keen eye for goal over the past year or so. However, Marchisio has had enough of the moniker, explaining that h... Full Story »
Balotelli vows to mend his ways
25/05/2012 by ESPNSTAR.com
Volatile striker Mario Balotelli has told Italy coach Cesare Prandelli that he will do his utmost to keep his temper on a leash.Balotelli's poor temparament earned him four dismissals in the past campaign for Manchester City and Prandelli even declared a couple of months back that the youngster's lack of discipline could prevent him from earning a place in the Italy squad fo... Full Story »
Mario Balotelli shoots down rumours he is to quit Manchester City
25/05/2012 by Menmedia
Manchester City's Mario Balotelli Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has brushed aside fresh rumours he will leave the Etihad Stadium this summer.A number of reports in Italy claim Balotelli could be included as part of a swap deal that would see AC Milan defender Thiago Silva join the Blues.However, Balotelli has moved to quash those suggestions by insisting he will sta... Full Story »