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Lucia Annunziata

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Lucia Annunziata, a columnist for the Italian newspaper La Stampa, has covered Latin America, Central America, the United States and the Middle East. She was president of RAI, National Public Television, a position she resigned in May 2004 to protest Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's conflict of interest. Close.

Lucia Annunziata

Italy

Lucia Annunziata, a columnist for the Italian newspaper La Stampa, has covered Latin America, Central America, the United States and the Middle East. more »

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June 20, 2006 8:59 AM

Soccer and the Quirks of Nations

Italy -- Every twist, turn and bent ankle on the field seems to mirror one national debate, trauma or preoccupation after another. That's the secret of the World Cup's success - each team completely mirrors the outstanding (or even disgusting) characteristics of the nation it represents.

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