Monday, June 18, 2012

Euro 2012: Pressure's on Cesare Prandelli

In 2004, Italy suffered the frustration of tying for the top spot in its group yet finding itself eliminated when co-winners Denmark and Sweden snuck by via the goals scored tiebreaker. Eight years later, the Azzurri could find themselves in the same predicament if they defeat Ireland while Spain and Croatia play out a high-scoring draw. But as much as there might be a temptation to watch the scoreboard, the Italians must take care of business first; anything less than victory will see them eliminated.

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