Re: Italy's Class of '83-'84 (U-21s) [R] A team of players born in 1984 (younger U-21s) and coached by former national team assistant coach Pietro Ghedin will be participating in this summer's Mediterranean Games tournament in Almeria, Spain. These games are held every 4 years and bring together athletes from southern Europe, northern Africa, and the Middle East. Italy's had pretty good success in recent editions. I don't know if there is an official restriction, but most teams send an age-level or amateur squad. In the last edition (2001), Italy finished as runners-up in this tournament to host Tunisia, with the U-20 team. I don't recognize many names from that side. Giuseppe Sculli, Cristian Zaccardo, Angelo Palombo - a few others. In 1997, the games were hosted in Bari, and Italy won the gold medal (5-1 over Turkey in the final) with a U-23 side containing many more familiar names: Buffon, Sereni, Birindelli, Zamboni, Innocenti, Dal Canto, Grandoni, Pesaresi, Giannichedda, Baronio, Longo, De Ascentis, Totti, Ventola, Fiore, Rustico, Lucarelli, Cocco, Binotto, Iannuzzi.