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Playoff vs Ukraine. Cabrini in Rieti: “Come cheer for us”

“Come cheer for us.  Football is not only blue, but also pink and these women deserve attention and curiosity”:  This is what Antonio Cabrini said today to the people in Rieti, the city that on Cotboer 25th (3:00 pm, live on RaiSPort 1) will host the first of the two 205 Canada World Cup qualifiying playoff matches.  “I'm hoping for a positive response from the city – said Cabrini in the press conference held inthe City Hall of Rieti – in Italy we are behind with respect to other European countries, but we are on the right way and president Tavecchio spoke explicityly in his program about how important the development of womne's football is”. After the second place in the first round behind Spain, the women on Sunday will meet in Rome to play for the 2015 Canada World Cup qualifications in 180 minutes of the two matches against Ukraine  (the return match is scheduled on October 29th at the Arena in  Lviv). The result of the first match will be fundamental and the team hopes to have the support of the fans at the  ‘Centro d’Italia-Manlio Scopigno’ stadium (free entrance, ticket modalities will be communicated in the next few days), which hosted the National women's team the last time five years ago with a win over Portugal (2-0) in a 2011 Germany World Cup qualifying match. “It is a very important match – underlined the vice general manager of FIGC Francesca Sanzone – and we are hoping in the support of fans.  Various initiatives are also planned in the schools and children with their families can play inside the Vivio Azzurro Village”. House honor will be given by the mayor of Rieti,   Simone Petrangeli and Head of Sports,  Alessandro Mezzetti: “We are happy to be able to host the National team . Said Petrangeli – and we hope that Italy can win and that it will be a day of celebration for the entire city”.