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Confederations Cup Group B Showdown: Italy vs Brazil And Egypt vs USA

Posted by Kevin Walker Sunday, June 21, 2021

The final two Group matches of the Confederations Cup will be played this evening simultaneously,

Group B
Italy vs Brazil (at 20:30)
Egypt vs USA (at 20:30)

FIFA previews:

Italy-Brazil preview

Marcello Lippi's side now find themselves level on three points with the Egyptians, three behind their opponents on Sunday, which means that even if they beat Brazil they could still conceivably go out of the tournament. And as a look at the history books reveals, the Brazilians have a habit of dashing Azzurri hopes on big occasions, having won their two FIFA World Cup™ Final meetings in 1970 and 1994. read more...

Egypt-USA preview

Egypt head into their clash with USA in Rustenburg in high spirits, fresh on from a shock win over world champions Italy last time out. The Stars and Stripes, for their part, are suffering through a dreadful run of form and poor results here in South Africa, having lost both of their games thus far. read more...

Additional Comments

Looks like Lippi is going to make several changes to the Azzurri starting XI but I can't say I agree with all his choices, including replacing Fabio Grosso with Liverpool's Andrea Dossena.
I do like the potential switch from Gattuso to Riccardo Montolivo but don't like the obstinant decision of sticking with big man Luca Toni upfront with support of Alberto Gilardino and Mauro Camoranesi on the flanks.

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  1. i agree no more luca freakin toni

     

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