italia vs netherlands friendly feb 6th (R)

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  1. toronto_soccer

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    should be a great game. i'm expecting to see a mainly experimental squad though.


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    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)
  3. Il Ciuccio

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    when is it?
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    it's on wednesday.


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    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.
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    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.
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    Giovinco sucks
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    Insigne is the future.
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    Italy XI v Holland: Buffon; Abate, Barzagli, Astori, Santon; De Rossi, Pirlo, Montolivo; Candreva [or Diamanti], Balotelli, El Shaarawy.
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    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
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    Would like to see Verratti feature in this one too!!
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    totally agree.

    he was labeled as the next maldini when he was a teenager. imagine that.
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    Any idea where I can watch this online with decent quality? Been having satellite issues recently and don't want to miss this!
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    I remember his first senior match and thinking he was going to be a pillar on the national team. Talented, versatile, big, etc...
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    Try thefirstrow.eu but hard to tell when game time comes, it's hit/miss.
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    Then Inter ruined him :mad: ... next year when he comes to Milan, he'll get back on track :)
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    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.
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    they need to switch to a back 3...
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    What do you guys think of Prandelli starting Candreva over Diamanti?
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    I really like the way this young Italy team is starting to look.

    Even with Chiellni and Marchisio out still a strong squad!
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    WatchESPN is showing the match aren't they?
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    In North America the match is only shown Live on ESPN Deportes in the US and Sportsnet World in Canada.
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    on espn3.com it says its showing on the online feed they have as well
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