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Worthy wants another pizza the action

Nigel Worthington would love the opportunity to unleash his strongest team on world champions Italy when the draw for the Euro 2012 qualifiers is made next Sunday in Warsaw.

The Northern Ireland boss was last June forced to travel to sunny Pisa with a depleted squad mostly made up of under-21 internationals and Irish League stars to tackle the might of the Azzuri in a lucrative end of season friendly.

He watched his brave young boys in green lose 3-0 after an heroic display.

Now though, he wants a re-match — this time in the Euro qualifiers.Italy are in Pot One which also includes Spain, Germany, Holland, England, Croatia, Portugal, France and Russia.

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Belfast Telegraph