Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Italy v. Scotland Euro qualifier

Today, the Azzurri continue their quest for a spot in the Euro 2008 tournament. They will face the Scottish National team at San Nicola Stadium in Bari.

Italy desperately needs a victory today along with the three points to move them closer to the top of the group B standings. They trail France (12), Scotland (12) and the Ukraine (9) with 7 total points and a 2-1-1 record to date.
Group B standings

Head coach Roberto Donadoni continues to draw criticism from his detractors and concerns that a loss might cost him his job. However, he has maintained his calm demeanor and seems positive about his sides chances.
Donadoni calm

Meanwhile all now appears calm in the Azzurri camp as it was reported that star goalie Gianluigi Buffon practiced with the team on Tuesday. This ended speculation about his match fitness following his bout with a stomach ailment last week. However, he would not commit to his playing status during the interview.
Buffon ready

The next game for the Azzurri is against the Faroe Islands on June 2, 2007.


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