Italy vs. England: 5 Bold Azzurri Predictions

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Italy vs. England: 5 Bold Azzurri Predictions
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Italy take on England on Saturday in their opening match of the 2014 World Cup, with each side desperate for a positive result as they hope to emerge from a difficult Group B.

Both were dreadfully poor in South Africa four years ago, but improved to clash in the quarter-final of Euro 2012.

That match needed a penalty shootout to separate them, and while there will be no spot-kick drama this time around, the result could determine who progresses to the latter stages.

Over the following pages are five predictions for the Azzurri in this game. 

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