“When Italian national team coach Cesare Prandelli reveals his next squad list there will be at least one name you haven’t heard of. He’s not a player tearing up the Champions League or catching the eye with an astonishing strike-rate in the lower leagues. His team Gubbio currently sit fourth from bottom in Serie B and he is part of a defence which has conceded thirty-two goals in their opening twenty-two games, of which they have won just four.
Yet Simone Farina will be part of the Italy set-up and join in the preparations for Euro 2012 when the Azzurri meet for the friendly against USA next month; Italy’s only match before they convene in May for the tournament.
So why will he be there? Because he said no.’
Read the full article at In Bed with Maradona.