Jorginho, Emerson & the Oriundi: A history of Italy’s South Americans

Jun 25, 2021 367

For Italy’s third group game at Euro 2020, Roberto Mancini rang the changes. He’d told the media that he had no first-choice team for this tournament, that every member of his squad was of equal importance. A dead rubber against Wales was a chance to practice what he’d preached.

In came eight fresh faces, among them two men who were commented upon as much for the accents with which they speak Italian as their football. Among the three that kept their places from the previous game there was a man who sounded much the same.

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SOURCE: https://www.planetfootball.com

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