Euro 2012: 10 Keys for Italy vs. Spain

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Euro 2012: 10 Keys for Italy vs. Spain
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Italy National Squad

Even if they struggled to break down China, Spain are the odds-on favorite to take home Group C and the Euro 2012 title.

Italy, meanwhile, looked asleep at the wheel in their sole friendly, against Russia. Conceding three goals and looking generally shaky in the second half, the Azzurri find themselves with the unenviable task of taking on the European and World Champions right out of the gate.

For the Italians to succeed in their June 10th clash at the PGE Arena in Gdansk, Poland, they'll have to key on several different features to keep La Furija Roja at bay.

Whether it's manning a tight defense or keeping their attacking options in the right order, Italy has a tough, but not impossible, task at hand.

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