Confederations Cup - Didn't they do well

06/18/2009 - 18:08


Lippi made some intresting statements after the heavy Brazil Loss mainly "certain players azzurri adventures end here, they know who they are and i wont be naming them but changes will happen", so that meens ciao ciao to Zambrotta,Toni,Cannavaro,Dossena,Montolivo and Gattuso i would think, if we dont see most of the Azzurrini called up its true that lippi wont change.

Guys, if you think the soccer gang did well, you have another treat in store if you have italian Sky. Italy play New Zealand All Blacks on Saturday after doing really well (?) against Australia (vs. Oz 1st team they went down 31-8) and a week later against an experimental Australian team 34-12. Fair to say that coach Nick Mallett made some very brave changes in the second game to give some of the youngsters in the squad a run, as did the Oz coach Robbie Deans. The usual comments (we're rebuilding; we lack depth of experienced players etc) were all to the fore. At least Mallett has found a new player (non Italian) in Gower, a 30 some year old who has only played Union for 3/4 years; played League before, and plys his trade in France!What a state of affairs! Still; looking forward to Saturday's game. Last time Italy played the All Blacks they turned their back on the Haka, and during the game one or two of the Italian team left the pitch horizontal!Happy days....