++ [ originally posted by Vinman ] ++
Camoranesi IS AN ITALIAN LAST NAME !!!! He is of Italian background. There are MANY, MANY Italians in South America, going there decades ago for job opportunities.Many of the last names you see playing for these S.American teams are Italian.
Just like myself and BigIzz are American, we come from Italian heritage.( I, myself would play for the Italian NT over the American...sorry Matt !!!)
Maradona is half Italian (his Mom), but, unfortunately chose to play for Argentina
Also, Scolari is half Italian. His fathers family came from Italy, so if he became the NT coach, he wouldnt entirely be a foreigner