La Final/Il Finale

I’m really stoked to catch this final today. I loved the first match where these two met. I feel like Italy are the only team (with the exception of the Germans) with enough steel in the back and enough creativity and potency up front with Cassano and Balotelli to put up a fight against the Spanish. Correct me if I’m wrong, but Italy are the only team to have scored a goal against Spain in this tournament, which is absolutely insane. I’m also interested in seeing which Spain side turn up. 4-6-0, 4-2-3-1, ?-?-?… There’s nothing but intrigue and excitement about today’s match, and that’s how a final should be. Prediction time. 

I’ve been pretty down on the Italians the entire tournament, for some reason. Maybe I couldn’t believe this new style Italian team could keep it up. So, for the second time this tournament, I’ll pick the Italians to win a match (I called penalties against England). 

3-1, but they come from behind. 

An audacious shout, but imagine that match. :)

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