FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010

Season 1 Episode 28

Italy vs. New Zealand

Aired Daily 7:00 AM Jun 20, 2010 on ESPN
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Italy vs. New Zealand
Group F, Match 28: Italy vs. New Zealand, 4:00 PM, Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit.

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  • ita vs. new

    Why are some soccer fans so harsh with their reviews? I am not talking about my reviews for the World Cup so far (I have been honest, nothing but) but people who criticize teams like Spain for losing to Switzerland and Italy for tying New Zealand? Upsets happen in every sport, and are going to continue to happen for many years to come.

    Italy will always be feared, and if they move onto the round of 16, they will still be a threat. I mean, at least their team is not in total disarray like the squad from France is.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Italy Coach Marcello Lippi: We didn't get a lot of luck but we didn't create much either. This is the second time that our opponents have put a ball in the box and we've conceded a goal. After that happened, we pulled ourselves together and put everything into attacking. The players didn't lack desire, just clear-headedness. We now have to win the last match and roll up our sleeves because we have no intention of going home.

    • New Zealand Coach Ricki Herbert: I think our entire country, which numbers four million inhabitants, came to a stop to watch our performance. It's an incredible result for football in New Zealand. It's historic and greater than anything else we've ever achieved when you consider the standing of our opponents. From now on, everything is possible, and we're doing pretty well for a team that according to some people had no place at this World Cup.

    • Italy Midfielder and Man of the Match Daniele De Rossi: We'll have to improve quickly, because otherwise we won't be going far. We weren't at our best and we can do a lot better than that. It's not a problem with our forwards – it's the whole team that didn't play well. We spent most of the game in their half and had some good chances, but it wasn't enough. In particular, free-kicks have caused us problems since the start of the tournament.

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