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World Cup winning coach Marcello Lippi spoke this afternoon to Rai RadioDue on some of the latest developments of Italian football in and outside of Italy.

Starting with praising a colleague, Italian coach Gianni De Biasi was able to secure qualification to EURO 2016 with Albania, the country’s first major international tournament appearance.

“Gianni De Biasi has achieved something incredible, which nobody believed was possible. There’s nothing else to say, the Italian coaches have something extra in respect to the others.”

Lippi then touched on Conte’s “team dinner” in which the team celebrated their qualification to the EURO finals for the sixth consecutive time.

“The celebration doesn’t really exist for those who are always fighting to get to the end. Myself, like Conte and the other head coaches, brought the team together for dinner, because after several days at the training camp, there needs to be a moment to bring the team together, to make it a group.”

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