Archives: Marcello Lippi

Italy’s Mistakes of 2010

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

With Italy out of the 2010 World Cup, we have plenty of time to plan for the future and avoid any mistakes we made in this tournament. So it’s important to know what Italy did wrong, the mistakes that cost … Continue reading

Italy Eliminated with 3-2 loss

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

What should be considered a fair result; Slovakia were better, and Italy were poor, it’s just as simple as that. In the end Italy ends up right where they deserve to end up, the bottom of the table, behind New … Continue reading

Marchisio, just not good enough?

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Lippi has a strange team of players for this 2010 World Cup, while he’s decided to stick with some of the old guard, we’ve also seen him pick a couple of youngsters. But one thing is constant throughout Lippi’s selections, … Continue reading

Italy can only draw against New Zealand

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Yet another disappointing result for the Azzurri, while they drew with Paraguay last round of matches, that result seemed acceptable because New Zealand and Slovakia drew as well. But a draw against New Zealand, knowing that Paraguay had beaten Slovakia … Continue reading

Italy fight out a positive 1-1 draw

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

The Azzurri have played their first match, and while some will view the 1-1 draw result as a bad thing, the match was actually filled with positives for Italy. Although we’ve seen Germany demolish Australia 4-0, I think that the … Continue reading

Italy draw against Swiss in final friendly

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Italy have just concluded their final friendly before the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and it seems like the Azzurri have been asleep for these friendlies. While a 1-1 draw is certainly better than the 2-1 loss they suffered … Continue reading

Italy 23-man World Cup squad announced

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Lippi has announced his final squad of 23 he will be taking to South Africa, while there aren’t too many major surprises, there were two exclusions in the attacking department which seem a bit strange. Here’s the final 23-man squad: … Continue reading

Prandelli is Lippi’s Replacement

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

La Gazzetta dello Sport has confirmed that the coach that will follow in Marcello Lippi’s footsteps will be Cesare Prandelli. The ex-Fiorentina coach seems to have reached an agreement with the FIGC chief Giancarlo Abete and will take over as … Continue reading

Italian National team Provisional Squad

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

The 2010 World Cup is coming fast, and the time has come where provisional squads are being announced from countries in the tournament. The FIGC (Federazione Italiana Giouco Calcio) or the Italian FA has revealed the 30-man provisional squad chosen by … Continue reading

How Far Will Italy Go In South Africa 2010?

Posted on by Rami Soufi

The Azzurri will be in Group F along with Paraguay, Slovakia and New Zealand. The Italians are notorious for their slow starts in previous World Cup editions but this group should not pose much of a threat. The key is … Continue reading

Juve In Crisis?

Posted on by Rami Soufi

The victory against Inter was not backed by a vintage performance but served as a reprieve for Ciro Ferrara who is under intense pressure from the tifosi to bring glory back to the Old Lady following a summer spending campaign … Continue reading

Oriundi And Foreign-Born Players For The Azzurri?

Posted on by Rami Soufi

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 … Continue reading

Live On Internet – Cyprus v. Italy

Posted on by Kevin Walker

SportsXhange – the sports news and betting information channel have the exclusive rights to air Italy’s first match of World Cup 2010 qualification Saturday Sept. 6th 19:45 GMT. More… You can also watch it live on Sky Sports in the UK.  From the … Continue reading