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soccerates2010-05-04 09:20:47 +0000 #1
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Rumors thus far suggest that Lippi will be going with a three-man attack using Totti - Toni - Gilardino. You will see that this lineup will be far more effective than the one used this weeked.

Full lineups have not yet been announced. More when they are.

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toronto_soccer2010-05-04 09:26:33 +0000 #2
is the game going to be on rai? tln?
soccerates2010-05-04 09:48:38 +0000 #3
TLN
toronto_soccer2010-05-04 10:06:02 +0000 #4
another thing of interest is that italy is only 2 points ahead of denmark, they better smarten up especially lippi.
soccerates2010-05-04 11:08:21 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by toronto_soccer

another thing of interest is that italy is only 2 points ahead of denmark, they better smarten up especially lippi.

Norway, but you're right...Lippi didn't use Gilardino on Saturday and opted for Iaquinta - another strong forward, but since Vieri already fullfilled that role, he should have been using Gilardino. I think his formation for Wednesday will change in that respect. I understand that Totti-Toni-Gila will be the combo up front, and I expect them to make repairations for their lackluster play vs Scotland inthe first half of Saturday's game.

It's in their hands, they simply need to win their remaining games and not worry about what Norway does. Win the rest and you're in.
toronto_soccer2010-05-04 11:17:11 +0000 #6
yeah lol norway. and that front line of totti toni and gila sounds awesome.
soccerates2010-05-04 11:26:00 +0000 #7
My comments: I didn't realize he was being considered to start that game, or even play in it. He did fairly well in the Ireland friendly, however I am still under the impression that Lippi is going to be using Totti-Toni-Gilardino, and unless he was figuring on using DP as a winger or a late substitution was going to be his role.



Del Piero’s chances of playing tomorrow night against Belarus were wiped out on Tuesday as the Juventus skipper suffered an injury and is already on a plane back to Italy.

“What can I say? I’m going home, there is nothing else to add,” he told reporters before leaving the Azzurri’s training camp.

It appears Del Piero pulled a muscle in his right thigh during today’s training session.

Even though reports indicated he would have started the Minsk game on the bench (with the Totti-Toni-Gilardino trident getting the nod), it did appear he would have at least played the entire second half of the crucial group 5 World Cup qualifier.
soccerates2010-05-04 11:32:57 +0000 #8
In Italian:

www.figc.it/italiano...3/primo_piano_03.htm

Lippi discussed the possibility of going with a 3 man defense, using a combination of Zaccardo, Nesta, Cannavaro, Materazzi, and/or Gross...(3 of them). He's also contemplating the use of Gross on the left wing with Nesta, Canna and Materazzi as the three defenders.

That would leave Camoranesi, Pirlo, Zambrotta as the remaining centrocampisti

Of course the expected forward line of...you guessed it...Totti,Toni,Gilardino.

The formation that I would like to see if these are the players

being mentioned:

........................De Sanctis (likely Peruzzi again though)

...Cannavaro..........Nesta...........Materazzi.....

Camoranesi.......Pirlo.......Gattuso..........Grosso

...........................Totti..............................

..........Gilardino................Toni.....................

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