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England National Football Team Match No. 787

England 1 Italy 2 [0-0]

Wednesday, 27 March 2002

Italy Pre-Match

 

Azurri Squad for the Match against England March 2002
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Adani, Daniele 10-Jul-1974 27 D AC Fiorentina 1 0
Albertini, Demetrio 23-Aug-1971 30 M Milan AC 78 2
Buffon, Gianluigi 28-Jan-1978 24 G Juventus FC 23 GA 17
Cannavaro, Fabio 13-Sep-1973 28 D Parma AC 55 0
Coco, Francesco 08-Jan-1977 25 M FC Barcelona, Spain 11 0
Delvecchio, Marco 07-Apr-1973 28 F AS Roma 14 3
Di Biagio, Luigi 06-Mar-1971 31 M Internazionale Milano FC 23 2
Di Livio, Angelo 26-Jul-1966 35 M AC Fiorentina 37 0
Doni, Cristiano 01-Apr-1973 28 M Atalanta BC 2 1
Gattuso, Gennaro Ivan 09-Jan-1978 24 M Milan AC 10 1
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Iuliano, Mark 08-Dec-1973 28 D Juventus FC 14 0
Maccarone, Massimo 06-Sep-1979 22 F Empoli FC 0 0

Massimo Maccarone was given a late call to the squad as cover for the injured Christian Vieri on 27 March.

Materazzi, Marco 19-Aug-1973 28 D Internazionale Milano FC 5 0
Montella, Vincenzo 16-Jun-1974 27 F AS Roma 11 1
Nesta, Alessandro 19-Mar-1976 26 D SS Lazio 40 0
Panucci, Christian 12-Apr-1973 28 M AS Roma 21 1
Pessotto, Gianluca 08-Nov-1970 31 D Juventus FC 21 0
Toldo, Francesco 12-Feb-1971 31 G Internazionale Milano FC 20 GA 10
Tommasi, Damiano 17-May-1974 27 M AS Roma 11 1
Totti, Francesco 29-Sep-1976 25 M AS Roma 28 5
Vieri, Christian 12-Jul-1973 28 F Internazionale Milano FC 23 10

Christian Vieri withdrew from the squad with a groin strain on 27 March.

Zambrotta, Gianluca 19-Feb-1977 25 M Juventus FC 20 0
Zanetti, Cristiano 14-Apr-1977 24 M Internazionale Milano FC 2 0

Notes

Saturday, 23 March 2002 - Coach Giovanni Trapattoni named a 22-player squad for the friendly match against England on Wednesday, 27 March.  Missing through injury were Milan defender Paolo Maldin, the national side's captain, and Juventus forward Alessandro Del Piero.

Wednesday, 27 March 2002 - Christian Vieri, the Internazionale striker who has been in fine form and was set to start tonight's match, withdrew from the squad after failing to recover from a groin strain.  He will be replaced in the starting lineup by Roma's Marco Delvecchio.  Empoli's Massimo Maccarone was given a late call to the senior squad from the under-21 squad as cover for Vieri.  Maccarone scored for Italy in Tuesday night's under-21 match against England, but was taken off in the 62nd minute.  Senior team coach Giovanni Trapattoni requested the substitution by telephone call made at half-time to under-21 coach Claudio Gentile in anticipation that Vieri would have to withdraw.

Italy Results
No. Date Opposition Venue Type F A Result H.T.
585 02-Sep-2000 Hungary Népstadion, Budapest WCP 2 2 AD [2-1]
586 07-Oct-2000 Romania Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano WCP 3 0 HW [3-0]
587 11-Oct-2000 Georgia Stadio del Conero, Ancona WCP 2 0 HW [0-0]
588 15-Nov-2000 England Stadio delle Alpi, Torino F 1 0 HW [0-0]
589 20-Feb-2001 Argentina Stadio Olimpico, Roma F 1 2 HL [1-1]
590 24-Mar-2001 Romania Stadionul Steaua, Bucuresti WCP 2 0 AW [2-0]
591 28-Mar-2001 Lithuania Stadio Nereo Rocco, Trieste WCP 4 0 HW [1-0]
590 25-Apr-2001 South Africa Stadio Renato Curi, Perugia F 1 0 HW [0-0]
591 02-Jun-2001 Georgia Boris Paichadze National Stadium, Tbilisi WCP 2 1 AW [1-0]
592 01-Sep-2001 Lithuania Stadio S. Darius ir S. Girenas, Kaunas WCP 0 0 AD [0-0]
593 06-Sep-2001 Morocco Stadio Leonardo Garilli, Piacenza F 1 0 HW [1-0]
594 06-Oct-2001 Hungary Stadio Ennio Tardini, Parma WCP 1 0 HW [1-0]
595 07-Nov-2001 Japan Saitama Sutajiamu Niimarumarunii, Saitama F 1 1 AD [0-1]
596 13-Feb-2002 U.S.A.

Stadio "Cibali" Angelo Massimino, Catania

F 1 0 HW [0-0]

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