Monday, June 2, 2008

Italy Touchdown for Euros

Italy have begun their European Championship after arriving at their Baden base in Austria.

Coach Roberto Donadoni and his 23-man squad immediately got down to business after an afternoon press conference with an evening training session at the Bundesstadion Sudstadt in Enzerdorf.

Italy are, of course, current World Cup holders and Donadoni said: "The final against France is in the past but we are here to continue the work we started two years ago.

"We deserve to be here and we will take the pitch with the same determination we have already shown."

However, the first session got off to a bad start when captain Fabio Cannavaro had to be stretchered-off with a ankle injury following a challenge from fellow defender Giorgio Chiellini.

The Azzurri will kick-off their tournament on Monday, June 9 against Holland in Berne, Switzerland.

Source: SerieA.Tv (

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