Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Azzurri buried by Hungarians in tune-up

The Azzurri stumbled through a uninspired friendly with Hungary on August 22nd. After taking a 1-0 lead on a goal early in the second half by Antonio DiNatale, the Italians surrendered three second half goals in within 15 minutes.

They were without several key players including Gennaro Gattuso and the newly retired Francesco Totti and Alessandro Nesta.

Of course the usual outcry for the dismissal of head coach Roberto Donadoni followed this poor performance. This game was to be a warm-up for the two upcoming Euro qualifiers against France and Ukraine in September.

Game summary

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

International Friendly against Hungary up next

The Azzurri continue their preparation for their September Euro2008 qualifiers when they travel to Budapest to take on Hungary in a friendly game on Wednesday, August 22, 2007. The game will be played at Ferenc Puskas Stadium. Rosters for both sides have not been announced yet.

Hungary next