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Roma 25/05/2009

Thursday Lippi calls players for friendly against North Ireland

Thursday Lippi calls players for friendly against North Ireland

Italy will play its last two friendly matches before the Confederations Cup against North Ireland and New Zealand. The first friendly match is scheduled in Pisa on Saturday, June 6th, and the head coach will release the names of the players called on Thursday, May 28th, in the evening and from midnight of Tuesday, June 2nd, the players will begin training at the Coverciano federal technical center. The other friendly match, on the other hand, will be played in South Africa, in Pretoria, on Wednesday, June 10th (8:50 pm).

Here is the schedule:

Thursday 28 May 2009
List of players called released in the evening:

Tuesday 2 June 2009
h. 24.00 Players meet in Coverciano:

Wednesday 3 June 2009
h. 10.30 Training (open to the press)
h. 13.30 ca Press conference (Head Coach + players): presentation of PUMA jersey for Confederations Cup:
h. 16.00 Training (closed doors):

Thursday 4 June 2009
h. 10.30 Training (open to the press)
h. 13.30 ca Press conference (players)
h. 16.00 Training (closed doors):

Friday 5 June 2009
h. 10.30 Training (open to the press)
h. 13.30 ca Press conference (Head Coach + players):

Sabato 6 June 2009 
h. 20.50 Friendly match ITALY-NORTH IRELAND in Pisa: Press conference and return to Coverciano:

Domenica 7 June 2009
h. 10.30 Training (open to the press)
h. 13.30 ca Press conference (players)
h. 17.00 Training (closed doors):
h. 23.50 Charter flight from Pisa to Johannesburg:

Monday 8 June 2009
h. 10.00 Flight arrives in Johannesburg and transfer to Pretoria:
h. 15.30 Training at Southdowns College Irene/Centurion (open to the press):
Press conference follows (Head coach):

Tuesday 9 June 2009
h. 10.30 Training at Southdowns College – Irene – Centurion (closed doors):
h. 17.30 Training at Super Stadium di Pretoria (open to the press):
Press conference (Head Coach + players):

Wednesday10 June 2009
h. 20.50 Friendly match ITALY-NEW ZEALAND at Super Stadium in Pretoria:
Press conference and transfer to Hotel:

Thursday11 June 2009
h. 10.30 Training at Southdowns College Irene/Centurion (open to the press):
Press conference (players)

Friday 12 June 2009
h. 10.30 Training at Southdowns College Irene/Centurion (open to the press):
Press conference (players)

Sabato 13 June 2009
h. 10.30 Training at Southdowns College Irene/Centurion (closed doors):
h. 15.30 Training at Super Stadium in Pretoria (open to the press):
Press conference with players:

Sunday 14 June 2009
h. 10.30 Training at Southdowns College Irene/Centurion (closed doors):
h. 18.00 Training at Loftus Verfeld stadium in Tshwane/Pretoria (open to the press):
Press conference (Head Coach + players):

Monday 15 June 2009
h. 20.30 Match USA-ITALY at the Loftus Verfeld stadium in Tshwane/Pretoria:
Press conference and transfer to Hotel