New Italy's soccer team head coach, Giampiero Ventura, answers reporters' questions during his official presentation at Coverciano's sporting center near Florence, Italy, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (Maurizio Degl'Innocenti/Ansa via AP)
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New Italy coach Giampiero Ventura said he was eager to provide more opportunities for younger players in an aging national team as he builds a squad for the World Cup in 2018 .The 68-year-old, who has taken charge after Antonio Conte left for Chelsea, added that he would pick some players from the Under-21 squad for the World Cup 2018 qualifier against Israel.The former Torino coach said that he was starting from a strong position thanks to the work of Conte who took Italy to the quarterfinals of Euro 2016 in France.
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