ROME, March 16 (Reuters) - Italian football officials are
considering the radical move of creating an under-21 club side
in the second-tier Serie B in order to boost the dearth of young
players coming through.
An ageing Italy crashed out as holders in the group stage of
last year's World Cup and new national coach Cesare Prandelli
has bemoaned the fact that Serie A teams do not show enough
faith in good young players.
"Now we will take the idea to the relevant body which would
be the federation board," Italian soccer federation vice
president Demetrio Albertini told reporters on Wednesday.
The dynamics of how such a team would work have yet to be
agreed but Italian federation youth supremo Arrigo Sacchi and
Prandelli had backed the plan, Albertini said.
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