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  • Italy 0-1 Ivory Coast: Kolo Toure scored

    Cesare Prandelli's debut as coach of the Italian national team disgraced after losing 1-0 to Ivory Coast friendly at Upton Park, pm dawn Wednesday, August 11, 2010. Kolo Toure become a nightmare for Prandelli.

    In the first half Italian actually look convincing. Tridente Amauri Carvalho, Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano several times threatened Ivory Coast defense. Defense mobilized senterbek duo Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci also solid.

    A free kick Daniele De Rossi, who was asked to be captain of Italy, on 21 minutes the Ivory Coast goalkeeper hardly thrilling. However, the AS Roma midfielder's shot was still thin on the right side of goal.

    Côte d'Ivoire also get a golden opportunity in the first round through Gervinho minute 30. Cooperating one-two with Salomon Kalou, Gervinho living dealing with goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu. But the final outcome less calmly making opportunities that failed to be scored.

    In the second half, Prandelli decides to play Marco Borriello and Fabio Quagliarella to replace Amauri and Balotelli. However, final resolution of less quiet Italian makes attacks become useless.

    Precisely the Ivory Coast that could maximize the opportunity. In the 55th minute goal after Kolo Toure Italy vibrates successfully break into the goal that made Prandelli Sirigu strive to increase the game by entering Giuseppe Rossi and Ricardo Montolivo.

    Unfortunately, despite the pressing in the last ten minutes of the match, Italy failed to score a goal until the referee blew the long whistle marks the end of the game.

    Team Line-up:

    Ivory Coast: Yeboah, Demel (Kafoumba 57), Kolo Toure, Zokora, Tiene; Eboue, Yaya Toure, Tiote; Gervinho (Kone 92), Doumbia (Sagbo 61), Kalou (Fae 84)

    Italy: Sirigu, Motta (Cassani 70), Bonucci, Chiellini, Molinaro; Palombo (Montolivo 80), De Rossi; Pepe (Marchisio 74), Cassano (Rossi 70), Balotelli (Quagliarella 59); Amauri (Borriello 59)


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