Thursday, June 24, 2010

'Italy' Alright

italysoccerAndrew thinks ...maybe there's a lesson here about having too much experience on a sports team.

Slovakia 3, Italy 2 [espn]

For defending champion Italy, the ignominy of being sent out of the World Cup in the first round sank in immediately.

"Tonight," midfielder Gennaro Gattuso said, "we touched rock bottom."
Italy's squad featured nine players 30 or over and Prandelli will be charged with a major overhaul. Italy hasn't won since beating Sweden 1-0 in a friendly in November, drawing five times and losing twice.

"It's not a very good moment for Italian football, but the level of the Italian game isn't what you saw tonight," Lippi said.

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