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Italy rise in FIFA ranking

November 17, 2010

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Italy have risen two spots in the FIFA World Ranking to 14th place, while Egypt climb into the top 10. The Azzurri had been languishing in 16th since the dismal 2010 World Cup campaign. Recent Euro 2012 qualifiers have boosted their standing with a climb of two places to 14th. Elsewhere, Egypt have climbed into […]

Ferrara calls for Under-21 rules

November 16, 2010

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Ciro Ferrara prepares for his debut on the Under-21 bench and feels “there have to be rules to ensure clubs use young players.” The former Juventus Coach will have his first outing for the Azzurrini tomorrow against Turkey. “I hope the lads can be first team players in their respective squads, because we analysed the […]

U-21: Ferrara calls 12 newcomers

November 11, 2010

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Ciro Ferrara has named his first squad as Under-21 Coach and called in 12 newcomers for the friendly against Turkey. The former Juventus manager replaced Pierluigi Casiraghi after the failure to qualify for the European Championships and 2012 Olympics. He will make his debut in a friendly match at the Stadio Recchioni in Fermo against […]

Ferrara’s ‘chance to grow’

October 25, 2010

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Ciro Ferrara insists the Italy Under-21 job is a ‘chance to grow’ and not a ‘step back’ following his dismissal from Juventus in the spring. The 42-year-old replaced Pierluigi Casiraghi last week, signing a three-year deal and was formally unveiled to the Italian media this afternoon. Ferrara’s former Juventus teammate Angelo Peruzzi was sat alongside him at […]

Why choose Ciro?

October 23, 2010

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Ciro Ferrara is the surprise new Under-21 Coach, but Susy Campanale wonders if this isn’t just more of the same failed policy After the 2006 Calciopoli scandal, the FIGC decided to make a clean sweep and bring in new faces. They were, in a nutshell, total failures. Roberto Donadoni was given the boot following the Euro 2008 […]

Lippi backs Ferrara’s Under-21 job

October 23, 2010

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Marcello Lippi has shown his support for former Italy assistant managers Ciro Ferrara and Angelo Peruzzi taking on the Under-21 bench. The surprise decision was announced on Friday by the FIGC, who appointed the ex-Juventus boss to replace Pierluigi Casiraghi. “In my view, this is the right choice,” said Lippi, who worked with both at […]

Ferrara to coach the Italy Under-21s

October 22, 2010

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Ciro Ferrara has been formally appointed in charge of the Italy Under-21s in a surprise move. The 43-year-old replaces Pierluigi Casiraghi who left his post after failing to qualify the Azzurrini for the European Championship and London 2012. Angelo Peruzzi will assist Ferrara who has put pen to paper on a three-year contract. The FIGC will unveil Ferrara […]