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He began his career in 1986 and in 1991 was chosen to take part in the commentators team for the newly founded Italian pay tv Tele+, founded by the Canal+ Group. In 1998 he started commenting on Sunday evening Serie A matches, making turns with Massimo Marianella. In 2002 he became the main "voice" of SKY Sport and, together with former Inter Milan star Giuseppe Bergomi, he is now one of the most notorious and appreciated sporting commentators in Italy.
After the World Cup he wrote a book about his experiences during his career and the World cup, entitled Andiamo a Berlino ("We're going to Berlin"), a phrase that Caressa shouted at the end of the World Cup semifinal Germany vs. Italy 0-2 a.e.t., just a few seconds after the goal scored by Alessandro Del Piero, expressing his joy for the qualification of Italy for the final that would be played in Berlin.
For SKY Sport's coverage of the 2012 Olympics, Caressa also commentated on all swimming events for the first time in his career, with color commentary offered by former World and Olympic champion Massimiliano Rosolino.
His wife is Italian TV-news journalist Benedetta Parodi. Together they have two daughters and one son: Matilde (born on 28 September 2002), Eleonora (born on 20 October, 2004) e Diego (born on October 28, 2009).
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