Discussion in 'Italy: National Teams' started by Regency, Jul 3, 2005.
Nice! Brazil is a hell of an opponent and would help to see what the team is made of.
Cool. I guess Lippi is feeling pretty confident that Italy won't drop to second in their qualifying group because the playoffs would fill those November dates if that disaster occurred.
now this should be very interesting
The Azzurri better not defend.
This is fantastic news! (If it happens.)
We were just saying in the thread "The Agony of the
Feet" that Italy needs some serious friendlies where
they use their best players and play to win. This is it.
Here are some implications/ consequences:
1) if we win the friendly, we become the only nation
to have a winning record over Brazil (currently each
team has 5 wins, 5 losses, and 2 draws). Argentina's
loss at the Confed. Cup means they have an even
record with Brazil;
2) we can take a lot of confidence from the game if
we out-play or at least match Brazil, regardless of
a win, loss, or draw;
3) since the last time we played Brazil was '97, this
will be a first for some of our players. I'm particularly
interested to see how Totti takes to a match like this.
We can definitely use the experience it will give us;
4) this will be a great test of our defense. Bonera will
be in for a torrid night if Ronaldhino & Adriano play, &
I'd like to see how Canna and Nesta mark their men.
Zambrotta vs. Cafu would be an interesting battle, as
well (or Zam vs. Cicinho);
5) Italy-Brazil has always, except for 94, produced lots
of goals. I hope it will be an entertaining match!
the article says the game is in the peninsula does anybody know where that is because its pretty vague???
italy is also scheduald to face germany early next year (just thought id put this out there)
"In the peninsula" is just a way of saying "somewhere in Italy". The precise location has not been determined yet.
Has Del Piero ever played Brazil and if so how did he do when he played them, and i wonder if hell be there for the Friendly
Now we get a chance to face them when the pressure is off.
I might be forgetting something, but the last Italy-Brazil game I can remember was in the 1997 Tournoi de France. It finished in a 3-3 tie. Del Piero had two goals in the game (one a penalty).
That was a great tournament, with France and England also participating. Italy lost to England 2-0 and drew 2-2 with France. Casiraghi and Del Piero had the two goals vs France.
But that was a loong time ago.
Yeah we were winning that game 3-1 in 1997 and then blew it. Should be interesting to see again.
Italy 2-1 Brazil WC 38
Italy 3-2 Brazil WC 82
More of this would be appropriate.
i dont know about that i mean with the offensive talent that the brazilians have, when italy wins it will be more like 4-3 or 5-4
is anyone reluctant to think we are going to take this match....i would love to see a game where we finally step up against a soccer giant..however, Brazil seems to tough for Gli Azzurri at this point.
NOBODY is to tough!!!!!!! gli azzurri are the best team in the world and its only a matter of time until we win the 2006 world cup and prove it to everybody
Those sorts of nerves are felt more by the onlookers than
the players IMO. You have to figure that all the players on
the pitch will be more or less familiar from Serie A and the
Champions League, and that even our youngest players are
extremely professional/ match-prepared.
Besides, this team has been playing well below its potential;
give it some real matches and I think you'll be surprised by
its quality. Not that we're sure to beat Brazil, just that we're
unlikely to be overwhelmed . . .
In any case, I think the best attitude is 'Italy against all
comers'--in other words, let's have some spirit.
I hope so !!!!!!!!!!
I'm NOT getting any younger .
hehehe niether are any of us
Who would you guys bring to this game if i had to line it up i would do a 4-3-2-1 heres the players i would call to this game
Del Piero is done, hes **********, all hes good for is jerking ********
Is everyone aware that this game isn't even official yet and that it takes place in November? Plus, how can you be making line-ups if you don't even know which players are playing good or bad or injured and such?
whats wrong with you look at del pieros stats he scored 14 goals (more than vieri, cassano or totti) and he had less playing time than most players that were ahead of him and when he was on capello kept taking him off before the end of the game (probably since him and capello dont get along) and if you dont bring del piero who would you bring
That's much more appropriate.
Honestly, Del Piero is finished with the Azzurri. Lippi hasn't put him on the team and he has done nothing for the Azzurri. Maybe Lippi should also drop Totti because he has lost the plot. If Totti was a level-headed person, that's a different story but like Del Piero, he hasn't done much for the Squadra Azzurra.