Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I'm not really sure what's wrong with the Azzurri this year but they haven't lived up to their reputation at all and run the risk of being eliminated in the second round since they tied their first two games against teams which were ranked much lower than they were. And to make matters worse, on Thursday, 24 June, both my teams will face each other and unless one wins the game they BOTH run the risk of being eliminated! Paraguay currently is leading them both having defeated Slovakia in a 2-0 win in last Sunday' game. For Italy to advance to the next round they need to win their next game. They can still advance if they tie the game if Paraguay ties or loses to New Zealand - which is not probable but anything is possible, right? Then again, Slovakia could also advance and send Italy home.
Thursday should be an interesting series of games. What are your predictions on this one?