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Wednesday, 27 March 2002
A Nationwide International Friendly Match

England 1 Italy 2 [0-0]

Match Summary
England Squad
Italy Squad
Team Records
 
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The Italy Squad for the match against England  March 2002
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Adani, Daniele 10 July 1974 27 D ACF Fiorentina SpA 1 0
Albertini, Demetrio 23 August 1971 30 M AC Milan SpA 78 2
Buffon, Gianluigi 28 January 1978 24 G Juventus FC 23 17 GA
Cannavaro, Fabio 13 September 1973 28 D SSD Parma Calcio 1913 Srl 55 0
Coco, Francesco 8 January 1977 25 M FC Barcelona, Spain 11 0
Delvecchio, Marco 7 April 1973 28 F AS Roma SpA 14 3
Di Biagio, Luigi 6 March 1971 31 M FC Internazionale Milano SpA 23 2
Di Livio, Angelo 26 July 1966 35 M ACF Fiorentina SpA 37 0
Doni, Cristiano 1 April 1973 28 M Atalanta BC SpA 2 1
Gattuso, Gennaro Ivan 9 January 1978 24 M AC Milan SpA 10 1
Iuliano, Mark 8 December 1973 28 D Juventus FC 14 0
Maccarone, Massimo 6 September 1979 22 F Empoli FC SpA 0 0

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

Materazzi, Marco 19 August 1973 28 D FC Internazionale Milano SpA 5 0
Montella, Vincenzo 16 June 1974 27 F AS Roma SpA 11 1
Nesta, Alessandro 19 March 1976 26 D SS Lazio SpA 40 0
Panucci, Christian 12 April 1973 28 M AS Roma SpA 21 1
Pessotto, Gianluca 8 November 1970 31 D Juventus FC 21 0
Toldo, Francesco 12 February 1971 31 G FC Internazionale Milano SpA 20 10 GA
Tommasi, Damiano 17 May 1974 27 M AS Roma SpA 11 1
Totti, Francesco 29 September 1976 25 M AS Roma SpA 28 5
Vieri, Christian 12 July 1973 28 F FC Internazionale Milano SpA 23 10

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

Zambrotta, Gianluca 19 February 1977 25 M Juventus FC 20 0
Zanetti, Cristiano 14 April 1977 24 M FC Internazionale Milano SpA 2 0

Squad details correct up to and including Italy's match against USA on 13 February 2002.

Diary

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 Maldini, 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 Form: last six games
W D W W D W   f 6:a 2 success:  83%
591 2 June 2001 - Georgia 1 Italy 2 [0-1]
 Boris Paichadze National Stadium, Tbilisi
Gakhokidze
Delvecchio, Totti
WCP AW
592 1 September 2001 - Lithuania 0 Italy 0 [0-0]
Steponas Darius ir Stasys Girenas stadionas, Kaunas
  AD
593 6 September 2001 - Italy 1 Morocco 0 [1-0]
 Stadio Leonardo Garilli, Piacenza
Tomassi Fr HW
594 6 October 2001 - Italy 1 Hungary 0 [1-0]
 Stadio Ennio Tardini, Parma
Del Piero WCP HW
595 7 November 2001 - Japan 1 Italy 1 [1-0]
Saitama Sutajiamu Niimarumarunii, Saitama
Yanagisawa
Doni
Fr AD
596 13 February 2002 - Italy 1 USA 0 [0-0]
Stadio Angelo Massimino, Catania
Del Piero HW

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