World Cup 2014 team preview – Italy

Manager: Cesare Prandelli

Captain: Gianluigi Buffon


Notable Strength –Having a creative midfield on Pirlo is strength, Add veratti And its a weapon but that’s not their biggest strength  , maybe one of the most experienced squad in the tournament.

Notable Weakness – Balotelli , No he’s not a weakness , but if he do silly things on field , it could be a fatal blow for Italy , Balotelli is huge factor for Italy.


Key Player –  Andrea Pirlo

Notable Missing Players – Riccardo Montolivo  and Giuseppe Rossi

Surprise – Andrea Pirlo will do something special. Not a surprise , but he could do some  surprising plays , are normal by his standards.  But anything is a surprise , it could be he sets the ball Pirlo or Veratti.


One to Watch –  Mario Balotelli

Young Star –Marco Verratti.

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Salvatore Sirigu (Paris St-Germain), Mattia Perin (Genoa).

Defenders: Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorigo Chiellini (all Juventus), Gabriel Paletta (Parma), Ignazio Abate, Mattia De Sciglio (both AC Milan), Matteo Darmian (Torino).

Midfielders: Andrea Pirlo, Claudio Marchisio (both Juventus), Thiago Motta, Marco Verratti (both Paris St-Germain), Daniele De Rossi (AS Roma), Antonio Candreva (Lazio), Marco Parolo (Parma), Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina).

Forwards: Mario Balotelli (AC Milan), Antonio Cassano (Parma), Alessio Cerci (Torino), Ciro Immobile (Torino), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli).

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