Italy vs. Armenia: 6 Things We Learned

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Italy vs. Armenia: 6 Things We Learned
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A disappointing draw against poor opposition, or a result that secured a top-of-the-table finish. Depending on how you view the glass' contents, Cesare Prandelli's Italy should either be downbeat or delighted following their 2-2 draw with Armenia at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples. 

Qualification was already assured, so it's hard to be overly critical of the Italians' performance. They shouldn't have conceded so easily to a small team, but the preparation and tactical exercise had more value than merely securing a win with their strongest XI would have. 

Only Daniel Osvaldo and Riccardo Montolivo started both the Denmark and Armenia games, an obvious sign that the coach already had one eye on the finals next summer when he'll need to be totally confident in his entire squad.

So what might he have learned? 

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