Italy manager Cesare Prandelli quit his post after the Azzurri’s 1-0 loss to Uruguay at the World Cup on Tuesday.
The loss eliminated the Italians from the tournament. Italy played a man down after midfielder Claudio Marchisio was red carded in the 59th minute.
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"I assume full responsibility," Prandelli said in the post-match press conference.
"It's absurd to be left with 10 men in a match like this," Prandelli said. "There were no ugly fouls worthy of being sent off. You can't (ruin) a match like that. The referee ruined the match."
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