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Does anyone know If Barella is fit?
 

Dave54

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I would save him for this game. Who is his backup?
 

Nerazzurri_Ninja

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I wasnt impressed with the victory over albania, serious work needs to be done.

Nice goals though
 

Armes

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^ :yao: gtfo man. They played teh entire game in our half so much so some journalists ares tarting to raise eyebrows whether we let em have at it on purpose.
On a serious note, look at the stats if the live game wasn;t enough - what more serious did you want?
 

ADRossi

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Italy is still 1 million years behind in that regard it feels like in that aspect
I think a lot of it boils down to the mounting pressure. We haven't gotten out of a World Cup group stage since 2006. We haven't qualified in two cycles. People want results and are growing impatient.

What would this team look like if we went all in on youth? Fragoli over Jorginho. Colpani over El Sha.

The key players in this team are all under 27.
 

Puma

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Promoting a coach that wanted to take some time out and would rather be on his vineyard was not very wise.

Spaletti may have won the Scudetto with Napoli but I do not think he is cut out to be the coach of any national team, let alone the Nazionale. I think he is better suited to the grind of club football and a long championship race rather than the high pressure stakes and cutthroat nature of an international tournament.
 
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crzdcolombian

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Modern day international football is dumb. I would rather Italy lose every game until the end of time than see it packed full of foreigners like France, Holland, Germany and Belgium.

Random argies and Brazilian on the squad…. Already

The u20 team was incredible last WC and like none of those guys were given a chance. None are even in 1st division teams

The South Americans they man handled all got euro transfers and are actually playing in 1st division leagues
 

PHM1605

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I began watching football since the days of Baggio, Vieri, Pippo, Totti, Del Piero and such.
Look at now... best striker is Scamacca and a torn ACL Chiesa. Subs by Retegui or El Sha. After the era of Belotti or Immobile. The quality difference is ridiculous.
Even Luca Toni or Di Natale from the previous generation would bench them hard.
 

Bergpavian

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Modern day international football is dumb. I would rather Italy lose every game until the end of time than see it packed full of foreigners like France, Holland, Germany and Belgium.

Your post is dumb (and pretty racist). Tell me a German or Belgian player who was not born in the country he represents!
 
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