I think Italy can beat the Czechs, but you have to admit they were bamboozled by Ghana yesterday. Without Koller and a banged-up Baros, that forces Nedved and Rosicky not to be only playmakers but the onus of scoring goes to them. As for Italy, they were horribly out of form yesterday vs. the US. Their saving grace was their tactically sound defense. Totti just doesn't look right, but I think they should use Del Piero to set more of a pace for them. Italy attacked better in the second half, obviously with US only playing 9 men to Italy's 10, but give some credit to Kasey Keller. He came up big for them this time around.
I'm hoping the US can carry their scrappy effort into the game vs. Ghana even though they'll be without Mastroeni and Pope. I can't believe I'm going to saying, but I'll say it: Go Azzurri. Personally, I have a deep dislike for Italy, as much as France.
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