Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Siena to host Azzurri friendly

Italy’s friendly against 2010 World Cup hosts South Africa on October 17 will be played at Siena’s Stadio Artemio Franchi.

The Azzurri will host the Bafana Bafana days after Roberto Donadoni's side's vital Euro 2008 qualifier against Georgia at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa on October 13.

The decision is largely due to the fact that the Tuscan city missed out on hosting Italy’s test against Romania last February when the Catania riots caused the game to be cancelled.

With a capacity of just over 15,000, the Stadio Artemio Franchi - which is now officially sponsored by the Banca Monte Paschi - is set to take its place amongst the smallest grounds ever to host an Azzurri match.

Source: C4 Football Italia

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