>>>>> There is a lot of press out there to show that the Italians don't
>>>>> think De Rossi's "vicious elbow" was all that serious.
>> But you did presumably find English language press (and a lot of it)
>> to show that Italians don't think De Rossi's "vicious elbow" was all
>> that serious. Maybe you could share it?
> That was a miswording on my part. It should be, "I could find nothing
> in which anyone Italian thought DeRossi's foul deserved a tournament
I have linked an article at the bottom of this post which reports some
snippets from different Italian papers. Not that this is in any way
representative but, it may give you something similar to what you have
been looking for.
> I am now told that even that is wrong. I am told, but unable to
> verify, that technical director Lippi commented on DeRossi's foul, but
> what he said, I don't know.
>> I would like to see this too.
There was some mention (and a link) to an Italian language report on what
Lippi said earlier. I hope someone will be able to translate it.
> From what I have read in the English language press. Do you think
> that if Lippi were saying anything at all about that Italy USA match
> that the English language press would report it?
I don't know and I am not going to try to second guess what his beliefs
are based on what wasn't reported in the press.
> The English language press has, for instance, reported that he
> attributes Italy's inability to get past the USA 9-man defense as
> tiredness or fatigue from the previous match (awfully detailed note
> taking of Lippi's words, don't you think?).
> The press doesn't say anything about Lippi saying that the USA
> actually played well to stop the Italians.
> Nor does Lippi apparently say that his players performed poorly
> against the USA.
> Just that they were tired.
> I think that says a lot about Lippi.
I personally find it hard to judge a man when something he may or may not
have said, may or may not have been reported. If he allows De Rossi to
play in the next match, his actions will speak for him and we can all
show our umbrage. :-)
> But then the English language press may not be being fair to Lippi in
> dutifully reporting all of his utterances.
I am as limited as you are with reference to the Italian language. This
is what I found in the English press with very rudimentary searching: