We can say Italy were robbed, we can even pretend this was all a conspiracy, but while Italy were the better team, head coach Cesare Prandelli must take his fair share of the blame for the World Cup exit. Angry, disappointed and emotional, the country must not only cope with this bitter sporting defeat but also recover from the heartbreaking news that the man who has helped evolve the Nazionale has resigned. Prandelli is no longer the coach of Italy.
A man of great honour, Prandelli has not only helped evolve Italian tactics to make for more exciting and proactive displays but he has helped Italy grow socially through the power of football. The nation was mesmerised by his project, by his ideas and by the development of his team.
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