Italy has shown signs of improvement following their disappointing 2010 World Cup performance. In the 2012 European Cup they went as far as the finals, but were dominated by Spain.
This time around they have a wide range of players, but with a solid spine. Interestingly enough the team is made up almost entirely of players in the Italian Serie A except for three that play for Paris Saint-Germain in France.
Italy are place in a difficult group with Costa Rica, England, and Uruguay in Group D. They start the 2014 World Cup against England on Saturday, June 14 at 6:00 pm ET.
|2||D||Mattia De Sciglio||AC Milan|
|5||MF||Thiago Motta||Paris Saint-Germain|
|7||D||Ignzaio Abate||AC Milan|
|9||F||Mario Balotelli||AC Milan|
|12||GK||Salvatore Sirigu||Paris Saint-Germain|
|16||MF||Daniele De Rossi||Roma|
|23||MF||Marco Verratti||Paris Saint-Germain|
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