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ITALY: FOOTBALL/SOCCER - Italian and U.S. soccer teams prepare for a friendly match in Genoa

The Italian and United States soccer teams prepared on Tuesday (February 28) for a friendly match in the northern Italian town of Genoa on Wednesday. U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann told journalists before training: "We feel privileged and honoured to play Italy tomorow night. That being said doesn't mean that we don't want to beat Italy. You know we are ambitious as well, we are here to compete and also to learn obviously so we are looking forward to an exciting game and hope that the stadium will...

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GENOA, ITALY (FEBRUARY 28, 2012) (REUTERS) ARRIVAL OF U.S. COACH JUERGEN KLINSMANN FOR NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. COACH JUERGEN KLINSMANN SAYING: "We feel privileged and honoured to play Italy tomorow night. That being said doesn't mean that we don't want to beat Italy. You know we are ambitious as well, we are here to compete and also to learn obviously so we are looking forward to an exciting game and hope that the stadium will be full and will be a good crowd and a good atmosphere" KLINSMANN AT NEWS CONFERENCE MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) U.S. COACH JUERGEN KLINSMANN SAYING: "We have come here to take another step towards qualification for the World Cup in Brazil and to show ourselves and Italy that we have great qualities. It is a team that comes here to put itself on the same level as Italy. We have come here to play and not to defend. We have come here to play a great match. We have players from all over Europe who have great qualities'" MEDIA KLINSMANN LE...

GENOA, ITALY (FEBRUARY 28, 2012) (REUTERS) ARRIVAL OF U.S. COACH JUERGEN KLINSMANN FOR NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. COACH JUERGEN KLINSMANN SAYING: "We feel privileged and honoured to play Italy tomorow night. That being said doesn't mean that we don't want to beat Italy. You know we are ambitious as well, we are here to compete and also to learn obviously so we are looking forward to an exciting game and hope that the stadium will be full and will be a good crowd and a good atmosphere" KLINSMANN AT NEWS CONFERENCE MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) U.S. COACH JUERGEN KLINSMANN SAYING: "We have come here to take another step towards qualification for the World Cup in Brazil and to show ourselves and Italy that we have great qualities. It is a team that comes here to put itself on the same level as Italy. We have come here to play and not to defend. We have come here to play a great match. We have players from all over Europe who have great qualities'" MEDIA KLINSMANN LEAVES ROOM UNITED STATES TEAM TRAINING U.S. MIDFIELDER MICHAEL BRADLEY TRAINING U.S. FORWARD JOZY ALTIDORE U.S. GOALKEEPER TIM HOWARD U.S. FORWARD CLINT DEMPSEY VARIOUS OF U.S. TEAM TRAINING ITALIAN COACH CESARE PRANDELLI ARRIVING FOR NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) ITALIAN COACH CESARE PRANDELLI SAYING: "For me this friendly is very important because we are trying to show everyone that friendly matches when we are wearing the Italian shirt, are not really friendly. We need to have respect for our fans because playing in a certain way if we run into difficult moments we could get some help from them. These matches are useful, as far as I am concerned, to evaluate, for example, the two fowards (Angelo) Ogbonna and (Fabio) Borini and if they will be used for Euro 2012" ITALIAN TEAM TRAINING ON PITCH ITALY GOALKEEPER AND CAPTAIN GIANLUIGI BUFFON TRAINING MIDFIELDER THIAGO MOTTA TRAINING MIDFIELDER DANIELE DE ROSSI ON PITCH MOTTA TRAINING VARIOUS TEAM TRAINING MIDFIELDER ANDREA PIRLO TRAINING DE ROSSI TRAINING VARIOUS ITALIAN TEAM TRAINING

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