Posts Tagged ‘ Italy ’

Slovakia 3-2 Italy: Vittek’s hold-up play the key to victory

June 24, 2010
Slovakia 3-2 Italy: Vittek’s hold-up play the key to victory

A crushing defeat for Italy, but a deserved win for Slovakia, who had a more cohesive side and a clearer gameplan.
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Italy 1-1 New Zealand: Why did Lippi start with a 4-4-2?

June 20, 2010
Italy 1-1 New Zealand: Why did Lippi start with a 4-4-2?

A heroic defensive performance from New Zealand, who now have two more points than most people expected, but Italy’s tactics made it easy for them.
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Italy 1-1 Paraguay: Italy dominate possession but struggle to create

June 15, 2010
Italy 1-1 Paraguay: Italy dominate possession but struggle to create

Italy dominated the game but rarely provided a real goal threat, whilst Paraguay sat back, defended and were happy to rely on set-pieces. Marcello Lippi’s switch to 4-4-2 on the hour mark resulted in Italy looking a far better side.
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Italy’s problem with creativity must be overcome

June 10, 2010
Italy’s problem with creativity must be overcome

No-one is talking about Italy ahead of this tournament, despite them being the holders, despite them breezing through qualification, despite them having received the most favourable draw of any side.
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