Italy vs Paraguay – World Cup 2010
June 14, 2010 ás 10:46
Pick: Italia @ 2.00 in Bet365 / Result: (1-1)
The Azzurri took the lead since the first round, winning 2-1 in Cyprus. From then on, never left the top of the table. However, same way that in 1982 and 2006, only confirmed the classification in the penultimate game of the playoffs. Coincidence or not, the country was crowned world champion on this two occasions. Alberto Gilardino was the Italian scorer with four goals, three of them scored in less than 15 minutes in a sweaty victory against Cyprus by 3-2 in the last round.
The main Italian Football team is the second most successful national football team in the World, being victorious in four competions, winning also a European.
The Squadra Azzurra (Italian Team) traditionally wear white shorts, and traditionally also reverse combination (white shirts and socks and blue shorts) are the reservation uniform.
Paraguay: For the first time since the current rally-point system was adopted, the country managed to overcome the barrier of 30 points. 33, achieved with ten victories (equaled only by Chile), three draws and only five defeats. The confirmation of the classification arrived at September 9, 2009, when the Paraguayans defeated Argentina by 1-0 in the 16th round in Asuncion. The party was such that President Fernando Lugo has decreed a national holiday in celebration.
The highlight of the campaign was a true fortress established at the Estadio Defensores del Chaco, where Paraguay won seven games. As a visitor, the Paraguayan Team only lost three games and won 12 points, which shows her personality to face very tough matches away from home. Without doubt, it is a warning sign for the rivals in South Africa in 2010.
After making the best campaign in its history in the qualifiers, Paraguay reached the fourth FIFA World Cup in a row, with the intention of proving that it is the height of the great teams of the continent. The selected alvirrubro Argentine coach Gerardo Martino appears ready to ratify what the predecessors hinted at France 1998 and Korea / Japan 2002, competitions in which Paraguay was eliminated by two finalists of the tournament – France and Germany, respectively.
The current Paraguayan Main Team demonstrates his usual defensive force, but has the advantage of having powerful and skilled players in the attack, which could threaten any defense. This may be the biggest difference between this group and who has not passed the first stage in Germany 2006. Several players who suffered that setback seems to have learned their lesson and are ready to take revenge on South African soil.
I predict that the Italian team will have to make their own game and take advantage of any mistakes of the opposing team, as Paraguay will for us to have goals in this game, but I think that Italy will have the necessary conditions to bring the three points in this game.