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Romania could go next round with Azzurri..they are very strong. Simply better than overated Holland at this moment.

4.Holland(3 straight lose)

For sure it just predict...don't cray orange peoples:pp

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We arrived to Germany with the Calciopoli storm kicking off, Totti just making it in time, and we did it, you never know!!

For this match, I'd like to see Cassano and DelPiero with Toni, they will certainly exhaust Holland's defenders, so if it was up to me I'd play:

Gattuso-Pirlo-De Rossi

no chance....1st half 0-0 we will one of them

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Uefa.com has reports on players form etc, here is the list of players with there form

Fabio Grosso
Very good in training, is a strong contender for the left-back berth ahead of
Gianluca Zambrotta.

Giorgio Chiellini
Solid in training, albeit physical again. Gattuso was left reeling after another hard challenge from the Juventus defender.

Alessandro Gamberini
Integrated very well with the side, played well in the practice match.

Andrea Barzagli
Looks certain to start and played with the pink first-team bibs in both halves of the practice match.

Alessandro Del Piero
Has been made captain in the absence of Fabio Cannavaro but may have to settle for a cameo role against the Netherlands.

Gennaro Gattuso
Usual committed self in training but yet to show his best form.

Luca Toni
Will be a certain starter regardless of the formation. Gave a decent showing in training.

Daniele De Rossi
Yet to shine in the Azzurri camp. Played the second half of the practice match with the first team.

Antonio Di Natale
Lively and bright. Looks likely to start on the current run of things.

Marco Borriello
Scored a fine goal in the practice match and his finishing could find him a substitute's role if Italy are in trouble in their opening match.

Massimo Ambrosini
Like yesterday, scored another fine goal in the practice match. Could well displace Andrea Pirlo on current form.

Marco Amelia
Played in the practice match. Did little wrong.

Fabio Quagliarella
Not as strong a performance as yesterday but set up several chances for his
team-mates in training.

Mauro Camoranesi
Off key at present, looks lethargic in training and may lose his place to Cassano.

Morgan De Sanctis
Was given one-on-one training with his coaches, didn't play in the practice match.

Antonio Cassano
Played very well and is looking as though he may be winning over Donadoni for a place in a 4-3-3 against the Netherlands.

Gianluca Zambrotta
Battled hard in training but Cassano outshone AC Milan's new signing. May play if Panucci fails to recover from his knee injury.

Simone Perrotta
Is trying hard but looks likely to miss out on the opening day as he didn't start with the first team.

Andrea Pirlo
Not playing at his best and was relegated to the second team in the practice match. May lose out to Ambrosini against the Netherlands.

Alberto Aquilani
Playing well enough but not in the first-team reckoning it seems.

Marco Materazzi
Looks as though he has won the race for Cannavaro's place at centre-back alongside Barzagli.

Christian Panucci
Took a knock to the right knee in training and left early as a precaution. Is awaiting scan results.

Gianluigi Buffon
Given an intensive workout and looked particularly shattered after his second stint of goalkeeping exercises.

Looks like Cassano, Ambrosini and Grosso have been the best in training :)

Great to read:thumbsup:

-------Cassano------Di Natale

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Tactic will be 4-1-4-1

--------------De Rossi
-Camoranesi-Gattuso-Pirlo-Di Natale

3 sub predict - Ambrosini, Cassano, ADP

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Romania is really tough team for Azzurri..look their shock against France:pp We must win this game. like Osmam post Holland the weakest team in this group. look their defense..even Robben out who most talented and terrible player in their squad.
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