Italy Leave It Late To Find August Friendly Opponent

Nazionale chiefs struggle to find an opponent...
Italy could be forced to play a friendly against European minnows Armenia for Cesare Prandelli's debut on the bench after the FIGC left it late to find willing opposition, reports

The FIGC have been late in organising the August 11 friendly, leaving them with few opponents to choose from, and only Armenia from the European pot of teams.

The game was supposed to give Prandelli a chance to experiment with his new side before the real business of Euro 2012 qualification gets underway on September 3.

But it seems the Azzurri face a struggle to find worthy opposition. La Nazionale do have an option though, and they could play a non-European side in a neutral venue.

As a last resort, the FIGC suggested Prandelli holds a training camp from August 9, but that possibility seems remote after receiving opposing groans from inside the Azzurri establishment.

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