Italy – Spain

It certainly is the derby of the second round of World Cup qualifying campaign, considering that meet two favorites to win the group and two teams with large claims in this competition. But the stakes are high now, because both want to finish No. 1 in the group. In the first round Italy defeated Israeli national and Spaniards went smoothly Lichtenstein. The last direct confrontation was the European Championship in France, where Italy triumphed 2-0 and was qualified for the quarterfinals. Also they have met in a friendly match which ended in a 1-1 draw.


After being eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Euro came Ventura coach on the bench, which has replaced the Conte. He lost in the first friendly duel with France, but won by Israel in the qualifying campaign starts. It is a very important match, because in this group also includes teams that can pose a problem and Italy evolving quite weak away. That has not happened in dispute in Israel, where the Italians won 3-1. We must mention that in the second half has been removed Chiellini and played with a man less. It is clear that Chiellini will miss the match against Spain, but it remains to be seen who will send field in place, coach Ventura. L summoned Darmian, Sansone and Criscito but remained apart, Antonelli. Ogbuna probably will play Chiellini’s position.


Just played a friendly match, after being eliminated in the round of Euro 2016 and won a national of Belgium, with a new coach on the bench, Lopetegui, who made massive changes in the squad, Del Bosque’s departure. In the first game of the preliminaries, Spain humiliated 8-0 by Lichtenstein, which was not surprising because he scored easily. Since coming new coach has not earned any goals. Lopetegui has found the winning formula in which I left on the bench Morata and Carvajal and Costa was the owner and scored twice. Roberto S. scoring himself, and now do not know who will start the game in attack, or Costa Morata. Perhaps we will see the job Isco, Callejon and S.Niguez.

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