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Italy secured a place in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup following a thrilling 4-3 win over Japan in Recife. More
Manager: Cesare Prandelli
Manager: Alberto Zaccheroni
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How did Italy win?
A goal festival between the blue masters of Europe and Asia. Poor performance in defence and middle lines, a failing win far Azzuri versus a winning fail for Samurais. This gamed demonstrated the fact that in the work of programming, nurturing native talents and strengthening sport infrastructures, Japan is 20 years ahead of ITALY.
Trust the Italians to get a penalty out of nowhere.
Japan, such a joy to watch but hardly amounts to anything. Its heartbreaking and demoralising. Honda and Kagawa are world class and Endo, Hasebe and nagatomo are pretty decent. They've always lacked a solid goalie, when they have one; they'll start winning trophies.
You England haters are pathetic, every thread is full of negative comments by little jealous lady boys when England aren't even playing! It's just a few scrawny boys kicking around a bit of leather. I'm looking forward to when we play you in the rugby & show you how real men do sports. Btw you got a disgraceful penalty & should of lost!
What a thriller. Thank you Japan for reminding people how much fun football can be.
Japan should have won the game, what a performance by them. With that being said, it was a brilliant game of football.
What a game.
such a shame japan did not win
Come on Italy!!!
Italy know that they have been in a game tonight, Japan are an amazing team to watch.
very bad diffence for Italy!!
that right there is football in a nutshell, you can dominate the game but if you don't take your chances you get punished.
come on japan get in
even the japanese have better technique than england.
i am quite surprised to see the Japanese players are actually more skillful than the Italians...
I aware watching kagawa is an absolute joy. he doesn't run with the ball, he glides with it.
On another note, I thought this tournament finished yesterday. Is this the third place play off?
May the best team win and Italy is the better team, over the years we have always been there finals and semi finals..go on Forza Azzurri
Kagawa has not impressed me at all. Manchester will slide down the table, allowing Arsenal to take firm control of the Barclay's League. We just have to bring in the right players with our £300m war chest. In SAW we trust!
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