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Azzurri going on US tour

snakies2010-05-04 15:43:51 +0000 #1
Marcello Lippi’s Italy squad will go on a brief tour of the US and Canada during the summer, announced the FIGC.

The Azzurri get together for a crucial World Cup qualifier in Norway on June 4 and will then travel across the Atlantic for two friendly encounters.

On Wednesday June 8 they will meet with Serbia-Montenegro at Toronto’s Skydome, kicking off at 8pm local time – 1am in the UK.

Italy then travel to New York and the Giants Stadium will host a match with Ecuador on Saturday June 11. It is an afternoon kick-off at 3pm, which will be 8pm in Britain.

The squad for this friendly tour will be announced following the Norwegian World Cup qualifier and is expected to contain many experimental choices.
azzurri2010-05-04 15:51:14 +0000 #2
GOALKEEPERS: Angelo Peruzzi (Lazio), Flavio Roma (Monaco), Matteo Guardalben (Palermo)

DEFENDERS: Andrea Barzagli (Palermo), Marco Casetti (Lecce), Giorgio Chiellini (Fiorentina), Dario Dainelli (Fiorentina), Fabio Grosso (Palermo), Massimo Oddo (Lazio), Cristian Zaccardo (Palermo)

MIDFIELDERS: Simone Barone (Palermo), Roberto Baronio (Chievo Verona), Manuele Blasi (Juventus), Carmine Coppola (Messina), Mauro Esposito (Cagliari), Stefano Mauri (Udinese), Giandomenico Mesto (Reggina)

FORWARDS: Cristiano Lucarelli (Livorno), Luca Toni (Palermo), Davide DiMichele (Udinese), Vincenzo Iaquinta (Udinese), Franco Brienza (Palermo), Antonio Langella (Cagliari)

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