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Italian Coach: Cesare Prandelli

Italian was the key figure in reviving Italy after 2010 world cup exit, former Fiorentina manager took over as the head coach and since than try to put a new philosphy in italian national football. He has shelved “Catenaccio” in favour of more attractive football and a little more trust in the youth.

Possible Starting Lineup at World Cup 2014:

Italy world cup squad 2014What Prandelli has done is bring in some much needed youth in the starting lineup without having to compensate experience. World Cup winners like Pirlo, De Rossi, Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini will start alongside talented youngsters in Balotelli, El Shaawaray and Lorenzo Insign. Formation is basic 4-3-3 with front three interchanging their positions.

Key Players: Mario Balotelli

Whenever he put on Italian shirt he looks a different player, he is mobile, unpredictable and if Pradelli can keep him level headed and happy he might do a Euro 2012 here. Only downer is nobody knows which Balotelli will come up.

Youngster To Look Forward To: Marco Verrati

Can play in central mifield wide right or left, 22 yaer old Verrati pretty impressive with ball at his feet. He will be used as a sub to begin with. Definately the one to look forward too in italy shirt.

Italian World Cup Fixtures:

  1. England (14 June)
  2. Costa Rica (20 June)
  3. Uruguay (24 June)

Italy (Azzuri) Possible 23man 2014 World Cup Squad:

Final Italian 23man squad will be updated here the day it is officialy announced, but below is the likely squad which Cesare Prandelli might take to Brazil. So keep checking for updated news on Italy squad right here.

1 Gianluigi Buffon Juventus GK
2 Mattia Perin Genoa GK
3 Salvatore Sirigu PSG GK
4 Ignazio Abate AC Milan Defender
6 Andrea Barzagli Juventus Defender
6 Leonardo Bonucci Juventus Defender
7 Giorgio Chiellini Juventus Defender
8 Domenico Criscito Zenit Defender
9 Mattia De Sciglio AC Milan Defender
10 Christian Maggio Napoli Defender
11 Antonio Candreva Lazio Defender
12 Claudio Marchisio Juventus Midfielder
13 Riccardo Montolivo AC Milan Midfielder
14 Thiago Motta PSG Midfielder
15 Daniele de Rossi AS Roma Midfielder
16 Andrea Pirlo  Juvenuts Midfielder
17 Marco Verratti PSG Midfielder
18 Lorenzo Insigne Torino Midfielder
19 Mattia Destro AS Roma Forward
20 Mario Balotelli AC Milan Forward
21 Stephen El Shaarawy AC Milan Forward
22 Giuseppe Rossi Fiorentina Forward
23 Lorenzo Insigne Forward

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