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Stories with person: Marcello Lippi
  • Much at stake in last ACL preliminaries 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 12:11 am
  • SEOUL, South Korea - With so many spots still up for grabs in the knockout rounds and so many clubs in contention, the Asian Champions League is raising its profile with an intensely tight competition.

  • 5 South Korea players to watch at the World Cup 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:08 am
  • SEOUL, South Korea - With plenty of European-based talent, South Korea has players with top-level experience and the quality to makes things happen on the field.

  • Italy switches focus to attacking under Prandelli 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:28 am
  • ROME - There was the Mario Balotelli-inspired 2-1 win over Germany in the 2012 European Championship semifinals. And long stretches of dominance over Spain in last year's Confederations Cup semifinals - even though Spain eventually won in a penalty shootout.

  • Prandelli puts emphasis on moral values 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:28 am
  • ROME - Cesare Prandelli's recent contract extension as Italy coach is a testament to his team philosophy, moral values and winning tactics.

  • 5 Italy players to watch at the World Cup 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:27 am
  • ROME - When Italy won the 2006 World Cup, then-coach Marcello Lippi pointed to the group collective as his squad's strongpoint - and the fact that each forward scored at least one goal over the seven matches attested to that theory.