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Be patient, Prandelli tells Italy fans

February 8, 2013
By Adam Digby, Italy Correspondent
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has urged fans to be patient with his new-look team after watching them snatch a 1-1 friendly draw against Netherlands in Amsterdam.

The match, in which Marco Verratti equalised in the last minute, was the Azzurri's sixth friendly without a win and Prandelli, 55, told the ANSA news agency that supporters faced a wait to see the best of them.

"The renewal of this team is slow," he said. "But we will do great things. We must renew this squad, and we ...

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