posted Sunday, December 6, 2009 |
The World Cup Draw was held this past Friday, and to everyone's surprise, Italy is not bracketed in a "group of death"! That distinction belongs to Brazil (Group G) and France (Group A). Italy will play in Group F along with Paraguay, New Zealand and Slovakia. Italy, unless they under perform, should come out on top of this group, even though they are notoriously slow-starters.
Coached by Marcello Lippi, Italy will look to become only the third defending champion to repeat. Italy did so in 1934 and 1938; Brazil won back-back titles in 1958 and 1962.
Here is Italy's schedule for the World Cup in 2010 to take place in South Africa (first time on the African continent).
June 14th, Cape Town
Italy vs. Paraguay
June 20th, Nelspruit
Italy vs. New Zealand
June 24th, Johannesburg
Slovakia vs. Italy
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