Originally Posted by OrangeSe7en
What happens with Italy, is that people often forget that they're a soccer power because their style of play is something like that of Greece. They're more focused on defense than a lot of soccer powers. The problem is, they're really not like Greece in spite of their style of play. Their individual players have incredible skill that's on par with all the other soccer powers at most times over the years.
Agreed. I just don't think they have what it takes to dismantle Spain. Then again, I don't think Germany would have done any better based on their showing today. Hugely disappointed in Germany today. Looks like they still haven't got the maturity needed to win at this level.