Predictions match Italy vs New Zealand : Italy believe the threat of New Zealand in the second match of Group F World Cup 2010, but could not predict how they destroyed the 78th-ranked team of resistance. Azzurri started the Group F match against Paraguay with unconvincing performance. No certainty of Italy will get better when facing New Zealand, although very inferior opponents.
Federico Marchetti, inexperienced goalkeeper, will be the starter in relation to a back injury suffered by Gianluigi Buffon. Marchetti new costumes to wear the Azzurri six times, and rarely played with four defenders in front of him. This fact adds uncertainty about how to overcome the pressure of sporadic Italy New Zealand, especially in the last minute games.
New Zealand has achieved the score in the World Cup when Winston Reid made a dramatic goal to force Slovakia to play 1-1. Italy must have watched that game, and see how dipecundangi Slovakia. "We know New Zealand is a squad that relies on physical strength, and masterful use balls in the air," said Marchetti.
Marchetti sure he will painstakingly drive balls that are sent over from the All Whites, New Zealand's nickname, to a penalty box. He will try to work hard if you do not want his team came out with his head bowed. Italy and New Zealand have met in last year's Confederations Cup in South Africa. Italy won by 4-3. Results showed how the All Whites potentially help it, or even beat him.
New Zealand, who qualified for the World Cup after beating Bahrain in the playoffs, worried that Italy uses a similar way to beat it like last year. Left-back Domenico Criscito, the difficulty mencetah Paraguay send a cross-feed, are also worried. According Criscito, New Zealand expertly utilize dead balls.
"We were worried, but we will fight to win rather than lose," he said.
Striker Alberto Gilardino and Vicenzo Iaquinta did not contribute as much against Paraguay, but is unlikely to replace Lippi. But it is not impossible Lippi made rapid turnover, with Giampaolo Pazzini enter and Antonio Di Natale.
Italy is still faced with the choice between the formation of 4-4-2, or 4-2-3-1, because the absence of midfielder Andrea Pirlo restrict creative midfield option. Winger Mauro Camoranesi could have been played since the first minute, but it did not help. Pirlo was able to run and shoot the ball but Lippi will make sure not to play against New Zealand's. Pirlo new possibilities will play when Italy met in Slovakia.
New Zealand, is hoping midfielder Tim Brown recovered from a back injury, will enjoy this moment. Defender Tommy Smith said the Kiwis had no expenses, and no one who hopes his team win. "We just want to play to prove we can overcome the top teams," said Smith.