Amelia fighting for place
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Marco Amelia has revealed he is ready to grab his World Cup chance.
Livorno keeper Marco Amelia has revealed he is ready to grab his World Cup chance with both hands.
Amelia is determined to earn a call-up with the Azzurri as Italy's third-choice keeper when Marcello Lippi names his squad for the finals in Germany.
The 23-year-old is battling with Udinese's Morgan De Sanctis for a place on the plane after enjoying a fine campaign with the Tuscan side.
"For this role, there are me and Udinese's Morgan De Sanctis," he insisted.
"With Livorno, I'm having a good season and so I'll try and take my chances until the end.
"Coach Lippi put us in a logical competition but he didn't reveal himself.
"He will probably keep us in suspense until May 15."