By Anna Italia
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Italy Head Coach Cesarae Prandelli preparing the final touch for the team. The second training session ended today at the Portobello resort behind closed doors on Thursday 12 June 2014. A short session, concentrated above all on inactive balls. Early in the morning training session, there was an athletic part at the start for speed and reactivity. Then a test match. Good news is that Marco Verratti trained with the group and is recovered.
In the press conference in Casa Azzurri, Midfielder Andre Pirlo, who had received a visit from Juninho Pernambucano, another famous specialist in free kicks. The former Brazilian star gave Pirlo a Brazilian jersey and one of Vasco da Gama with the number 8 on it.
ITALY NATIONAL TEAM PROGRAM – PROGRAMMA DELLA NAZIONALE:
Thursday 12 June – Giovedi’ 12 Giugno:
h. 09.30 l.t. (14.30 it) Training (the first 30 minutes open to the press) / Allenamento (aperto alla stampa per i primi 30 minuti)
h. 13.30 l.t. (18.30 it) Meeting with the press at Casa Azzurri (players) / Incontro con la stampa a “Casa Azzurri” (Calciatori)
h. 15.30 l.t. (20.30 it) Training (closed doors) / Allenamento (a porte chiuse)
Friday 13 June – Venerdì 13 Giugno:
h. 10.30 l.t. (15.30 it) Departure charter flight from S. Cruz Airport to Manaus / Partenza volo charter dall’aeroporto di S.Cruz per Manaus (fuso orario -1 lt)
h. 13.30 l.t. (19.30 it) Arrival in Manaus and transfer to Hotel Quality Inn / Arrivo previsto a Manaus e trasferimento all’Hotel Quality Inn
h. 19.30 l.t. (01.30 it) Training at the Amazonia Stadium (The first 15 minutes open to the press) / Allenamento allo Stadio Arena Amazonia (aperto alla stampa per i primi15 minuti)