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Rossi dedicates goal to deceased father
February 10th, 2011 12:21AM

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[GERMANY-ITALY] American-born Giuseppe Rossi dedicated his goal for Italy in its 1-1 tie at Germany on Wednesday to his father, Fernando, who had last year.

Fernando Rossi was a legendary high school coach at Clifton High School in New Jersey for 22 years until retired in 2001 to accompany Giuseppe when he moved to Parma's youth team as a teenager.

Giuseppe Rossi had not scored for Italy since scoring two goals against the USA at the 2009 Confederations Cup.

He came on after halftime for Antonio Cassano at the start of the second half and scored in the 81st minute.

"A tie is good away from home," said Rossi. "We have to continue like that. We felt we could even win the game because we were playing well, the team was running and fighting for the second goal which didn't arrive, unfortunately. But I repeat, it's a great draw against a great team on a difficult field."

Miroslav Klose had given Germany the lead in the 17th minute.



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  1. Walt Pericciuoli
    commented on: February 10, 2011 at 10:57 a.m.
    Dad is smiling down and so are many of us here in NJ.Good for you Giuseppe

  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: February 10, 2011 at 5:10 p.m.
    Giuseppe was born to play calcio and his passion for the game has no limitations. He works hard for success.


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