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  1. Italy 1-1 Paraguay
    Monday, 14 June Match report
  2. Italy 1-1 New Zealand
    Sunday, 20 June Match report
  3. Slovakia 3-2 Italy
    Thursday, 24 June Match report

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Games played Shots on target | off target
3 Total Italy
27|17 Total Italy
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4 Total Italy
4 Total Italy
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39|57 Total Italy
4|0 Total Italy

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Reigning champions Italy have Marcello Lippi back at the helm as they chase a fifth World Cup win, and a first outside Europe. Lippi replaced Roberto Donadoni after a disappointing Euro 2008 display, becoming the first coach to return to the Azzurri bench since Vittorio Pozzo, who guided Italy to back-to-back World Cup wins in 1934 and 1938.

Lippi has by and large stuck with the heroes of 2006, even though the likes of Fabio Cannavaro and Gennaro Gattuso appear past their best. While qualification was relatively straightforward, the lethargic display at last year's Confederations Cup set alarm bells ringing. Beaten by Egypt and thrashed by Brazil, they looked anything but world champions.

Squad List

NO POS PLAYER CLUB AGE CAPS
1 GK Gianluigi Buffon Juventus 32 102
2 MF Christian Maggio Napoli 28 6
3 DF Domenico Criscito Genoa 23 10
4 DF Giorgio Chiellini Juventus 25 32
5 DF Fabio Cannavaro Al-Ahly Dubai 36 136
6 MF Daniele De Rossi Roma 26 56
7 MF Simone Pepe Juventus 26 18
8 MF Gennaro Gattuso AC Milan 32 73
9 FW Vincenzo Iaquinta Juventus 30 40
10 FW Antonio Di Natale Udinese 32 36
11 FW Alberto Gilardino Fiorentina 27 42
12 GK Federico Marchetti Cagliari 27 8
13 DF Salvatore Bocchetti Genoa 23 5
14 GK Morgan De Sanctis Napoli 33 3
15 MF Claudio Marchisio Juventus 24 6
16 MF Mauro Camoranesi Juventus 33 55
17 MF Angelo Palombo Sampdoria 28 22
18 FW Fabio Quagliarella Napoli 27 20
19 DF Gianluca Zambrotta AC Milan 33 97
20 FW Giampaolo Pazzini Sampdoria 25 9
21 MF Andrea Pirlo AC Milan 31 67
22 MF Riccardo Montolivo Fiorentina 25 16
23 DF Leonardo Bonucci Juventus 23 2

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Group A Teams W D L GD PTS
Uruguay 2 1 0 4 7
Mexico 1 1 1 1 4
South Africa 1 1 1 -2 4
France 0 1 2 -3 1
Group B Teams W D L GD PTS
Argentina 3 0 0 6 9
South Korea 1 1 1 -1 4
Greece 1 0 2 -3 3
Nigeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group C Teams W D L GD PTS
USA 1 2 0 1 5
England 1 2 0 1 5
Slovenia 1 1 1 0 4
Algeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group D Teams W D L GD PTS
Germany 2 0 1 4 6
Ghana 1 1 1 0 4
Australia 1 1 1 -3 4
Serbia 1 0 2 -1 3
Group E Teams W D L GD PTS
Netherlands 3 0 0 4 9
Japan 2 0 1 2 6
Denmark 1 0 2 -3 3
Cameroon 0 0 3 -3 0
Group F Teams W D L GD PTS
Paraguay 1 2 0 2 5
Slovakia 1 1 1 -1 4
New Zealand 0 3 0 0 3
Italy 0 2 1 -1 2
Group G Teams W D L GD PTS
Brazil 2 1 0 3 7
Portugal 1 2 0 7 5
Ivory Coast 1 1 1 1 4
North Korea 0 0 3 -11 0
Group H Teams W D L GD PTS
Spain 2 0 1 2 6
Chile 2 0 1 1 6
Switzerland 1 1 1 0 4
Honduras 0 1 2 -3 1

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