NEWS
Friday September 28 2012
Italy arrange France friendly

Italy will take on old enemies France in a friendly at Parma's Ennio Tardini on November 14.

The FIGC announced details of the fixture in a statement on their website earlier today, President Giancarlo Abete providing confirmation at the end of a meeting of the Federal Council. Abete also disclosed that one of Italy's World Cup qualifiers will be played at Napoli's Stadio San Paolo next year.

It is a return to Parma and the Tardini for Cesare Prandelli and his squad, after a friendly against Luxembourg due to be played there was postponed due to the earthquake in the Emilia-Romagna area last May.

Italy and France have always had a strong rivalry but the antipathy has been particularly fierce since the Azzurri triumphed over Les Bleus on penalties in the final of World Cup 2006. La Nazionale also knocked the French out of Euro 2008 with a 2-0 group stage victory.

Former Juventus boss Didier Deschamps is the current France Coach.

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