Italy chief plays down Lippi claim

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Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Giancarlo Abete has moved to quell rumours that World Cup winning coach Marcello Lippi could be brought back to take the reins of the national team.

Lippi stepped down after the World Cup win and his successor, Roberto Donadoni, faces a battle to ensure the Azzurri qualify for Euro 2008 in Switzerland and Austria.

Rumours intensified of a change this week after Italy lost a friendly in Hungary, but Abete told journalists: "The reports are off the mark. Don´t forget that in five competitive matches the national team has obtained five wins despite a difficult start."

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