Antonio Cassano's brace helped Italy beat Northern Ireland 3-0, ensuring Cesare Prandelli's side finished the Euro 2012 qualifiers undefeated.Having already clinched top spot of Group C, Italy finished their campaign with polish at the Stadio Adriatico in Pescara to ensure Northern Ireland limped meekly out of qualifying.
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says his side are targeting a dominant performance against Northern Ireland in their final Euro 2012 qualifier.The 2006 World Cup winners host Nigel Worthington's side in Pescara on Tuesday having already done enough to reach next year's finals on Poland and Ukraine.
The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has urged forward Antonio Cassano to clean up his act after his latest transgression.The AC Milan striker was forced to apologise before Italy's Euro 2012 qualifier against Serbia on Friday after a run-in with a Corriere dello Sport reporter.
Sebastian Giovinco is ready to lead from the front after learning he will start Italy's final Euro 2012 qualifier against Northern Ireland.The 24-year-old Parma forward, who is co-owned by Juventus, will start alongside AC Milan's Antonio Cassano in Pescara on Tuesday.
Northern Ireland's Euro 2012 hopes may be over, but Nigel Worthington's men are not taking Tuesday's match against Italy in Pescara lightly.Italy have already secured their passage to next year's finals in Poland and Ukraine, comfortably sitting on top of Group C, seven points clear of second-placed Estonia.