Discussion in 'Italy: National Teams' started by toronto_soccer, Feb 3, 2013.
should be a great game. i'm expecting to see a mainly experimental squad though.
Gk: Buffon (Juventus), De Sanctis (Napoli), Marchetti (Lazio), Sirigu (Paris St. Germain);
D: Abate (Milan), Astori (Cagliari), Barzagli (Juventus), Gastaldello (Sampdoria), Peluso (Juventus), Ranocchia (Inter), Santon (Newcastle);
M: Candreva (Lazio), De Rossi (Roma), Diamanti (Bologna), Florenzi (Roma), Giaccherini (Juventus), Montolivo (Milan), Nocerino (Milan), Pirlo (Juventus), Verratti (Pars St. Germain);
F: Balotelli (Milan), El Shaarawy (Milan), Gilardino (Bologna), Giovinco (Juventus), Osvaldo (Roma)
when is it?
it's on wednesday.
I really want to see Santon fulfill his potential one of these days. He could be incredibly useful in 2014 if he is in form.
im a juve man and i think gio needs to step it up big time. He is always a step away from being a great player. And Peluso doesnt deserve the national team, he sucks. Santon needs to be a starter on the left.
Insigne is the future.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.. afterwards, he created Italian soccer and politics and the two have been embroiled together ever since.
Italy XI v Holland: Buffon; Abate, Barzagli, Astori, Santon; De Rossi, Pirlo, Montolivo; Candreva [or Diamanti], Balotelli, El Shaarawy.
looks like prandelli is going strong for this one. I guess he's trying to prepare for WCQ and confed cup in the next few months
Would like to see Verratti feature in this one too!!
he was labeled as the next maldini when he was a teenager. imagine that.
Any idea where I can watch this online with decent quality? Been having satellite issues recently and don't want to miss this!
I remember his first senior match and thinking he was going to be a pillar on the national team. Talented, versatile, big, etc...
Try thefirstrow.eu but hard to tell when game time comes, it's hit/miss.
Then Inter ruined him ... next year when he comes to Milan, he'll get back on track
That lineup has huge potential if Santon and Abate can give the team width. Balotelli and SES would have space to destroy. I'm a little worried about the defense and coverage in the midfield. DeRossi will have to do a lot of hard work.
I personally would love to see Candreva get more of a shot. He's been stellar at Lazio and he's younger and more consistent than Diamanti.
I would love to see Insigne on the team. Napoli strangely only play him like 30 min a game but he's always making things happen and scoring when he is on the pitch. Can't believe they start that stiff Pandev but it must be some tactical BS.
they need to switch to a back 3...
What do you guys think of Prandelli starting Candreva over Diamanti?
I really like the way this young Italy team is starting to look.
Even with Chiellni and Marchisio out still a strong squad!
Both are industrial. Diamanti more creative, maybe good for a second half forward push!
Post your streams. Here's one so far:
WatchESPN is showing the match aren't they?
In North America the match is only shown Live on ESPN Deportes in the US and Sportsnet World in Canada.
on espn3.com it says its showing on the online feed they have as well
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