Team // Italy
The Italians have done really well over the past ten years. In 2004 and 2005 they won silver at the World Grand Prix, the following years (2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010) they went home with the bronze medal. In 2011 they came fourth at the European Championship. Last year, however, Italy came a disappointing ninth at the World Grand Prix.
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This is Marco Bonitta's second time round as coach of Italy. During his first time in charge the team won silver at the 2004 and 2005 World Grand Prix and bronze in 2006. The Italians won their first World Cup gold in 2002 and silver at the EC 2001 and 2005 with Bonitta in charge.