Cesare Prandelli who is the coach of Italy is hopeful that his team will secure victory against England during the 2014 FIFA World Cup since it will be their opening match. The Italy Boss said that this will mark the start of their winning campaign that is scheduled to take Italy up to the Final stages of the summer tournament.
During the training camp that will run for 10 days to enable Prandelli select his final 23 man squad from the 30 man provisional one, the Italy Manager said that he will unveil the final list at the very last minute.
Italy have won the world cup title a total of four times. The national team are ambitious that come 14th June in Manaus City, they will beat England and make their journey to the seventh final stage appearance start. Prandelli said that those three points are very important and also the fact that they could have beaten a very big and strong team.
Prandelli however said that despite Spain losing their opening match to Switzerland during the 2010 FIFA World Cup they ended up being the title champions. He said that his team however suffered a lot of embarrassment when they made an exist during the first round of the 2010 FIFA World Cup which was held in South Africa.
Under the leadership of Prandelli, Italy were able to reach to the finals of the 2012 UEFA EURO tournament and are now hopeful that the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be able to erase the bitter memories of the 2010 tournament. Prandelli are in the group D and will have to play Costa Rica, England and Uruguay.
If they will be able to reach the quarter finals, then Prandelli’s men will have to face the defending champions Spain or the hosting team Brazil. Prandelli insists that his squad has been selected with the reaching to the finals in their mind.
He said that every player’s mind is set on reaching the final stages of this summer tournament. Prandelli also could not reveal the tactical formation he will use saying that the players he has are able to adapt in any situation.