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Sunday, 24 June 2012
2012 European Championships Final Quarter-Finals, Match Four

England 0 Italy 0 [0-0]
0-0 after ninety minutes

Italy won 4-2 on penalties
Match Summary
England Squad
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Team Records
   

  

The Azzurri European Championship Finals Squad  June 2012
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G

7. Abate, Ignazio

12 November 1986 25 D AC Milan SpA 3 0

Astori, Davide

7 January 1987 25 D Casteddu Calcio SpA 1 0
Astori was dropped from the final squad on 29 May.

9. Barwuah Balotelli, Mario

12 August 1990 21 F Manchester City FC, England 11 2

6. Balzaretti, Federico

6 December 1981 30 D US Città di Palermo SpA 9 0

15. Barzagli, Andrea

8 May 1981 31 D Juventus FC SpA 30 0

Bochetti, Salvatore

30 November 1986 25 D MIFC Rubin Kazan, Russia 5 0
Bochetti was dropped from the final squad on 29 May.

19. Bonucci, Leonardo

1 May 1987 25 D Juventus FC SpA 17 2

17. Borini, Fabio

29 March 1991 21 F AS Roma SpA 1 0

1. Buffon, Gianluigi

28 January 1978 34 G Juventus FC SpA 117 0

10. Cassano, Antonio

13 October 1977 34 F AC Milan SpA 32 10

3. Chiellini, Giorgio

14 August 1984 27 D Juventus FC SpA 53 2
Chiellini is injured for the match against England.

Cigarini, Luca

20 June 1986 26 M Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio SpA 0 0
Cigarini was dropped from the final squad on 29 May.

Criscito, Domenico

30 December 1986 25 D FC Zenit, Russia 19 0
Criscito was dropped from the final squad on 29 May.

16. De Rossi, Daniele

24 July 1983 28 M AS Roma SpA 75 10

14. De Sanctis, Morgan

26 March 1977 35 G SSC Napoli SpA 5 0

Destro. Mattia

20 March 1991 21 F AC Siena SpA, on loan from Genoa CFC SpA 0 0
Destro was dropped from the final squad on 29 May.

22. Diamanti, Alessandro

2 May 1983 29 M Bologna FC 1909 SpA 2 0

11. Di Natale, Antonio

13 October 1977 34 F Udinese Calcio SpA 40 11

13. Giaccherini, Emanuele

5 May 1985 27 M/F Juventus FC SpA 2 0

20. Giovinco, Sebastian

26 January 1987 25 F Juventus FC SpA 10 0
Giovinco was transferred to Juve on 19 June from Parma FC SpA.

2. Maggio, Christian

11 February 1982 30 D SSC Napoli SpA 18 0

8. Marchisio, Claudio

19 January 1986 26 M Juventus FC SpA 23 1

18. Montolivo, Riccardo

18 January 1985 27 M ACF Fiorentina SpA 34 1

5. Motta, Thiago

28 August 1982 29 M Paris-Saint Germain FC, France 11 1

23. Nocerino, Antonio

9 April 1985 27 M AC Milan SpA 12 0

4. Ogbonna, Angelo Obinze

23 May 1988 24 D Torino FC SpA 3 0

21. Pirlo, Andrea

19 May 1979 33 M Juventus FC SpA 86 10

Ranocchia, Andrea

16 February 1988 24 D FC Internazionale Milano SpA 8 0
Ranocchia was dropped from the final squad on 29 May.

Schelotto, Ezequiel Matias

23 May 1989 23 M Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio SpA 0 0
Schelotto was dropped from the final squad on 29 May.

12. Sirigu, Salvatore

12 January 1987 25 G Paris-Saint Germain FC, France 2 0

Verratti, Marco

5 November 1992 19 M Delfino Pescara 1936 Srl 0 0
Verratti was dropped from the final squad on 29 May.

Viviano , Emiliano

1 December 1985 26 G US Città di Palermo SpA 6 0
Viviano was dropped from the final squad on 29 May.

Squad details correct up to and including Italy's match against Republic of Ireland on 17 June 2012.
Tallies taken from the Italian FA & Uefa.com

Diary

Sunday, 13 May 2012 - Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has been selected as part of Italy's provisional 32-man squad for Euro 2012. The squad is expected to be trimmed to 23 players later this week.

 Monday, 28 May 2012 - Leonardo Bonucci has been included in the Euro Squad despite being named in the latest match-fixing investigation to engulf the country. Though Domenico Cristico has been left out of the squad, after he was questioned by police for the same reason. Andrea Ranocchia and the Siena striker Mattia Destro were also left out following the cull.  Antonio Di Natale survived, despite not playing under Cesare Prandelli and is one of five forwards in the squad.  Antonio Cassano has also made Prandelli's squad after coming back from minor heart surgery. Manchester City's controversial forward Mario Balotelli is also included.

Friday, 1 June 2012 - Italy's final preparation ends in heavy defeat in Zurich, to the Russians, who won 3-0.

Monday, 4 June 2012 - Andrea Barzagli will miss the group stage after being sidelined for twenty days with a calf strain he sustained in Italy's loss to Russia. A decision on whether he will stay with the squad will be taken this week. His condition will be monitored until Friday, when - subject to approval from UEFA - Cesare Prandelli will make a decision on whether to replace him or not.

Sunday, 10 June 2012 - Cesc Fàbregas earned the defending champions a point in Gdansk by cancelling out substitute Antonio Di Natale's goal for Italy.

Thursday, 14 June 2012 - Mario Mandzukić found a chink in the armour of Cesare Prandelli's composed Azzurri side as Croatia battled back for a hard-earned point.

Sunday, 17 June 2012 - Andrea Barzagli has given Cesare Prandelli a boost by declaring himself fit and available for Italy's final group match with Republic of Ireland.

Monday, 18 June 2012 - Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli scored to secure victory for the Italians against Ireland, which, combined with Spain's win in Gdansk, put them in the last eight.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 - Parma have announced that Juventus have re-signed Sebastian Giovinco for an undisclosed fee. The 25-year-old, who was co-owned by both clubs, will now return to Turin after the Serie A champions decided to purchase the remaining 50 per cent of the striker's economic rights one year after selling them for €3 million. Giovinco's signing comes on the same day that the Bianconeri purchased the remaining half of Emanuele Giaccherini's contract in a €4.25m deal.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012 - Giorgio Chiellini will sit out Sunday's quarter-final against England in Kyiv after a scan confirmed the 27-year-old had strained a muscle in his left thigh.

Friday, 22 June 2012 - Thiago Motta is a slight doubt for the quarter-final because of a hamstring strain.

Italy Form: last six games
L L L D D f 4:a success: 33%
- 15 November 2011 - Italy 0 Uruguay 1 [0-1]
Stadio Olimpico, Roma
Fernàndez Fr HL
- 29 February 2012 - Italy 0 USA 1 [0-0]
Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa
Dempsey HL
-  29 May 2012 - Italy vs Luxembourg
Postponed because of Earthquake
  pp
- 1 June 2012 - Italy 0 Russia 3 [0-0]
Stadion Letzigrund, Zurich
Kerzhakov, Shirikov (2) NL
-  10 June 2012 - Spain 1 Italy 1 [0-0]
Polska Grupa Energetyczna Arena, Gdańsk
Fàbregas
Di Natale
ECF ND
-  14 June 2012 - Italy 1 Croatia 1 [1-0]
Stadion Miejski, Poznań
Pirlo
Mandzukić
ND
- 18 June 2012 - Italy 2 Republic of Ireland 0 [1-0]
Stadion Miejski, Poznań
Cassano, Balotelli NW

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