COACH: Cesare Prandelli
WORLD RANKING: 12
QUALIFIED: Group C winners
BEST EURO FINISH: Winners (1968)
PLAYING STYLE: Passing
They had the strongest defence in qualifying – conceeding only twice in ten games. That will as always be the key to Italy’s success.
Their first team isn’t packed with goal scorers – and the injury of Antonio Cassano will leave them toothless in attack.
Population: 60.6 million
Official language: Italian
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