Finally the long wait is over, tonight Italy will debut in the World Cup 2014.
Italy scored at least one goal in its last 14 games played in the World Cup…currently this is the longest-running series in this competition. The last match in which the “Azzurri” have not scored goals was the 0-0 against France in 1998.
England managed to beat Italy only twice in the last 11 challenges, however, England lost just two of their last 16 games at the World Cup.
ITALY(4-1-4-1): Buffon; Darmian, Barzagli, Paletta, Chiellini; De Rossi; Candreva, Verratti, Pirlo, Marchisio; Balotelli.
ENGLAND (4-2-3-1): Hart; Johnson, Cahill, Jagielka, Baines; Gerrard, Wilshere; Lallana, Rooney, Sterling; Sturridge.