Teams: Juve, Italy, USMNT
Italy Vs. Uruguay (Natal 13H00)
Italy will probably advance, but it's very unlikely they'll finish second because of GD. And finishing second means that they won't embarrass themselves by exiting the tournament before the knockout rounds but also that their WC dream is over. Instead of being in the same half of the brackets as Argentina and the Netherlands, they'll be on the one with Brazil, Germany, and France (not that I rate Holland, France or Argentina very highly).
A 3-5-2, which is ideal for this game IMO, is being rumored for Italy: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Darmian, Verratti, Pirlo, Marchisio, De Sciglio; Immobile, Balotelli. The Uruguayans said they'll be playing on the counter. Suarez is of course the biggest concern for Italy. Barzagli and Chiellini must stop Suarez before he gets to Bonucci, and Verratti needs to play a better tactical game than he did in the first game, otherwise that midfield might be too "lite."
Natal is another hot part of Brazil, and the game will be played in the afternoon. So, fitness again will play a crucial role.