Italian Paper Talk: Italy Are Coming Home After World Cup Failure

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Prandelli and Abete resign, coach takes blame for failure…

All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Italy as there is reaction to Italy’s elimination from the World Cup as Cesare Prandelli resigns while Mario Balotelli is under attack.


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– Italy coming home: a failure.

– The shambles. Beaten by Uruguay 1-0.

– Cesare Prandelli and Giancarlo Abete resign.

– Another referee harms us.

– Claudio Marchisio is sent off and Luis Suarez bites Giorgio Chiellini. Uruguayan striker was not penalised on the pitch, Chiellini insists that he is a “sneak” and that FIFA need to show courage in banning him rather than having their top players feature in the tournament.


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– ‘Zero’.

– Defeat at the World Cup. Uruguay eliminate Italy. Marchisio’s red card proves disastrous.

– Prandelli and Abete resign: “It is my fault”. Prandelli accepts blame as he concedes that his “technical project” has failed as he had hoped to in a way disguise the problems of Italian football by playing a certain way and as a collective.

– Reports that Balotelli boarded the team bus on his own while the rest of the squad waiting in the changing room for Prandelli after his post-game interview.

– Suarez bites Chiellini.

– Gianluigi Buffon and Daniele De Rossi against Mario Balotelli: “We need men”. Milan striker substituted at half-time due to risk of being sent off, but ultimately he didn’t perform in the last two games.


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– In shreds.

– Italy coming home in chaos.

– CT and Abete resign.

– Diego Godin and the referee send Uruguay into the knockout round.

– Suarez bites Chiellini.

– Marchisio gets send off.