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Stories with person: Mattia Destro
  • Prandelli wary of putting pressure on Rossi 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:17 pm
  • FLORENCE, Italy - Italy coach Cesare Prandelli is hopeful of taking Giuseppe Rossi to the World Cup in Brazil but is wary of putting pressure on the young forward as he recovers from injury.

  • Rossi and Cassano included for Italy fitness tests 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:11 pm
  • ROME - Giuseppe Rossi and Antonio Cassano were called up for World Cup fitness tests Friday by Italy coach Cesare Prandelli, while in-form forward Mattia Destro was left out while serving a three-match ban in Serie A.

  • Rossi included for Italy fitness tests 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:09 pm
  • ROME - Giuseppe Rossi was selected Friday for pre-World Cup fitness tests by Italian national team coach Cesare Prandelli.

  • Roma forward Destro banned 3 matches for punch 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 8:54 am
  • ROME - Roma forward Mattia Destro was banned for three matches Tuesday for punching Cagliari defender Davide Astori, handing the second-place squad a big blow for its faint Serie A title hopes.