Italy U21 to play England (1 Viewer)

danielão

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Jul 12, 2002
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England's Under-21s have lined up top-quality opposition as they warm up for their upcoming crunch European Championship qualifiers against Portugal and Turkey in March/April.

David Platt's team take on Italy away at the Stadio dei Marmi in Carrara, outside Pisa on Tuesday, 11th February, with kick-off at 9pm local time (8pm British time).

The last two encounters between the two countries have been close affairs and Platt is well acquainted with the Italians' strengths: "Italy are one of the leading football nations in the world and always produce top-quality players. We have had two very tough games against them over the last 12 months and know what to expect. They will be compact, disciplined and ruthless when it comes to exploiting goal-scoring opportunities. We will need to be at our best and this match provides ideal preparation for our two qualification matches."

The two countries last met at the European Championship in Switzerland in May 2002. Italy ran out 2-1 winners with two Massimo Maccarone goals overshadowing Gareth Barry's fine left-foot volley.
So the schedule is...
Feb. 11: Italy U21 v England U21
Feb. 12: Italy v Portugal
 

Stu

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Jul 14, 2002
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I'm looking forward to the Italy-Portugal game. It should be a true test of character for our Azzurri and hopefully Trap learns how to play attacking football or gets shot down by an angry fan.;)
 

Nick

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Jul 12, 2002
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FORZA U21 they will have a comfortable win against England...The azzurini's team is one of the greatest in the world
 
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danielão

danielão

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Jul 12, 2002
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++ [ originally posted by [DJ Juve] ] ++
that's weird..i thought the county a's u21 plays with the country b's u21 when the two countries play friendlies..
That's usually the case for qualification matches, not always for friendlies.
 

mikhail

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Jan 24, 2003
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++ [ originally posted by Christian_Vieri ] ++
wonder who will get sacked (or shot) first. van gaal or trap.....?
Answered now, isn't it. Why have Trap play attacking football? The Italian midfield doesn't seem suited to it from my (now sadly distant) viewpoint. Play to your strenghts.
 
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danielão

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Jul 12, 2002
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Portieri: Federico Agliardi (Cosenza), Marco Amelia (Livorno)

Difensori: Daniele Bonera (Parma), Paolo Cannavaro (Parma), Michele Ferri (Triestina), Maurizio Lanzaro (Cosenza), Emiliano Moretti (Modena), Giovanni Pasquale (Inter), Cristian Zaccardo (Bologna)

Centrocampisti: Matteo Brighi (Parma), Samuele Dalla Bona (Milan), Massimo Donati (Torino), Andrea Gasbarroni (Sampdoria), Fabio Gatti (Catania), Luigi Lavecchia (Ascoli), Angelo Palombo (Sampdoria), Giampiero Pinzi (Udinese), Paolo Zanetti (Vicenza)

Attaccanti: Marco Borriello (Empoli), Andrea Caracciolo (Perugia), Gaetano D'Agostino (Bari), Giuseppe Sculli (Modena).

No Cassano :howler:
 

JuveCampione

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Sep 21, 2002
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++ [ originally posted by littleD ] ++
Portieri: Federico Agliardi (Cosenza), Marco Amelia (Livorno)

Difensori: Daniele Bonera (Parma), Paolo Cannavaro (Parma), Michele Ferri (Triestina), Maurizio Lanzaro (Cosenza), Emiliano Moretti (Modena), Giovanni Pasquale (Inter), Cristian Zaccardo (Bologna)

Centrocampisti: Matteo Brighi (Parma), Samuele Dalla Bona (Milan), Massimo Donati (Torino), Andrea Gasbarroni (Sampdoria), Fabio Gatti (Catania), Luigi Lavecchia (Ascoli), Angelo Palombo (Sampdoria), Giampiero Pinzi (Udinese), Paolo Zanetti (Vicenza)

Attaccanti: Marco Borriello (Empoli), Andrea Caracciolo (Perugia), Gaetano D'Agostino (Bari), Giuseppe Sculli (Modena).
4 Bianconeros and half Bianconeros.
 

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