ROME: Italy would quit the European championship if they were asked to do so for the good of the game, said coach Cesare Prandelli after match-fixing allegations. “If they would say to us that for the good of football, the national team must not go to the Euros, it won’t be a problem,” Prandelli told Rai television a week before the tournament starts in Ukraine and Poland. Neither European governing body Uefa nor the Italian football federation have suggested Italy pull out of the tournament but Prandelli is preparing himself nevertheless. “There are more important things. I want to talk only about football but what is happening requires us to discuss something different. We continue to say that those involved will not leave for the Euros.”
Published in The Express Tribune, June 2nd, 2012.
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