Thursday, June 26, 2014

Italy Manager Cesare Prandelli Resigns as Italy Bows Out of WorldCup

Tuesday was a rough day for the Italian national football team.
The squad lost to Uruguay, 1-0, which ended their World Cup, in large part because referee Marco Rodriquez sent off Claudio Marchisio on a straight red card in the 59th minute after he stomped the leg of Uruguay's Egidio Arevalo. It then appeared that Luis Suarez bit defender Giorgio Chiellini in the 79th minute, but the referee made no decision. And after the match, manager Cesare Prandelli resigned.

"I would like to announce my resignation," Abete said, via "I do hope that at the forthcoming meeting of the board, they can persuade Cesare [Prandelli] to reconsider his position."

Both moves will surely come as a surprise, namely the resignation of Prandelli, who many will feel doesn't necessarily deserve blame for Italy's performance in Brazil. Jonathan Tannenwald of Philly Sport is among them:


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