Italy to host Holland to boost quake region

ROME - World champions Italy will play the Netherlands in a friendly interntional on November 14 in Pescara to show solidarity with the earthquake-hit Abruzzo region.

The Italian football federation said on its website it wanted to support Abruzzo, which needs to be rebuilt after April's earthquake.

The quake badly damaged L'Aquila, the regional capital, and several surrounding towns and villages, killing 297 people, injuring 1,000 and making 66,000 homeless.