Italy Team

Once an inspiration of World and European football, Italy resolve be frantic to make compensation for their disgraceful presentation at the 2010 World Cup where they curved out subsequent to the group phase.

Coach Cesare Prandelli has sparked new life into the team and the Italians will have to be at their best to get through a difficult Group C that consists of Spain, the Republic of Ireland and Croatia.

How They Qualified

Italy places their World Cup unhappiness behind them as they parley be eligible Group C with an triumphant evidence.

Prandelli’s charges edged past Estonia in Tallinn before romping to a home win over the Faroe Islands, but they suffered a slight setback when they were held to a goalless draw in Northern Ireland.

Star Players

Italy approved just two goals throughout qualifying and ubiquitous defender Giorgio Chiellini was a huge authority as he moved his outstanding club form with Juventus onto the international stage.

The 27-year-old was a rock at the heart of the Italians’ defence throughout their 10 qualifying games, and he will be vital to their cause as they look to become European champions for the first time since 1968.