Azzurri World Cup coverage preview

The Confederations Cup is over and after some amazing football played out to the vuvuzela soundtrack, South Africa 2010 cannot come fast enough. Except that is, for Marcello Lippi and his Italy squad after a desperate showing that saw them drop out of the tournament with some dismal displays. Football Italiano was there following the entire event and we hope you enjoyed our coverage of the Azzurri.

However, our maniacal support of the Azzurri doesn’t end there. Over the next 300-odd days, in anticipation of the world’s biggest showcase event in sport, we will provide you with the ultimate build up to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Expect full coverage and highlights on the upcoming international friendlies and remaining Group 8 qualifiers, as well as extended focus throughout the year on the 23-man squad we believe will be going to South Africa. We will also spend the next year looking back on this great footballing nation’s history, remembering past players, Coaches and controversies, providing a definitive guide to all things Azzurri.

As well as looking to the past and present, we’ll turn our attention each week to those likely to be representing the Azzurri in the not-too-distant future. For an ageing squad, Italy has a fantastic wealth of talent to take into the future – showcased by the Azzurrini’s performance at the European Under-21 Championships in Sweden this month.

Once the year is out and the hosts kick-off the first game on Friday June 11 in Johannesburg, you’ll be more than ready to follow the Azzurri alongside Football Italiano.

Azzurrifans01072009

Missed anything at the Confederations Cup? No problem – just check out our comprehensive list of coverage below if you did.


Italy at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup

International Friendlies

June 6, 2009 – 19:50 – Arena Garibaldi, Pisa

Italy 3-0 Northern Ireland – Rossi 19, Foggia 52, Pellissier 73


Match preview

Azzurri Analysis

June 10, 2009 – 19:50 – Super Stadium, Pretoria

Italy 4-3 New Zealand – Gilardino 33, 48, Iaquinta 68, 73; Smeltz 13, Killen 42, pen 57


Match preview

Azzurri Analysis

Confederations Cup

Articles


Welcome to the Confederations Cup – June 11, 2009


Confederations Cup preview – All the teams – June 11, 2009


Hosts Bafana Bafana dig for fire – June 11, 2009


Confederations Cup competition round-up part one- June 30, 2009


Confederations Cup competition round-up part two – June 30, 2009

Italy Camp Focus


Azzurri anticipation ahead of American test – June 15, 2009


Italy’s future is there, when will it become the present? – June 18, 2009


Worst. World champions. Ever? – June 20, 2009


And it came to pass… – June 23, 2009

Fixtures & Results

June 15, 2009 – 20:30 – Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria

Italy 3-1 USA – Rossi 58, 93, De Rossi 72; Donovan 41


Match preview

Azzurri Analysis

Action round-up – Group stage round one

June 18, 2009 – 20:30 – Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg

Italy 0-1 Egypt – Homos 40


Match preview

Azzurri Analysis

Action round-up – Group stage round two

June 21, 2009 – 20:30 – Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria

Italy 0-3 Brazil – Luis Fabiano 37, 43, Dossena 45 (og)


Match preview

Azzurri Analysis

Action round-up – Group stage round three

June 24-25, 2009 – both 20:30 – Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein & Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg

Semi-finals

Spain 0-2 USA – June 24, 2009 – Bloemfontein

Brazil 1-0 South Africa – June 25, 2009 -Johannesburg


Action round-up – Spain-USA

Action round-up – Brazil-South Africa

June 28, 2009 – 15:00 – Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg

Third place play-off

Spain 3-2 South Africa

June 28, 2009 – 20:30 – Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg

Final

USA 2-3 Brazil


Action round-up – Third place play-off and final


Confederations Cup competition round-up part one- June 30, 2009


Confederations Cup competition round-up part two – June 30, 2009

sports.betway.com/en/horse-racing-betting-site Welcome Bonus Offer Betway

Related matches