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Pirlo: Italian football suffering from lack of quality

September 1, 2010
By Soccernet staff
Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo has blamed his country's disappointing World Cup performance on a lack of quality and insisted the Azzurri must "start playing football" if they are to challenge for major honours again at Euro 2012.

Pirlo was out injured for the majority of Italy's disastrous campaign in South Africa, making just a fleeting appearance in the final group game against Slovakia, a 3-2 defeat that saw Marcello Lippi's side exit the competition.

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