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Saturday June 21 2014
Ancelotti: 'Italy stronger than Uruguay'

Carlo Ancelotti trusts “Italy are stronger than Uruguay” and advised Cesare Prandelli on how to hurt them.

The Azzurri need at least a point on Tuesday in order to continue their World Cup campaign, but the South Americans can only qualify with a victory.

“It went badly against Costa Rica, but they have to concentrate on Uruguay, which is the most important game,” Real Madrid Coach Ancelotti told ANSA.

“Italy need to be wary of Uruguay’s attacking potential, but they have problems at the back, as seen against Costa Rica and England.

“It is very positive for the Azzurri that they can rely on two out of three results. Uruguay will be forced to go on the attack and it’ll allow Italy space on the counter.”

Uruguay lost their opening tie 3-1 to Costa Rica and beat England 2-1 on Thursday evening.

Italy saw off England 2-1, but were defeated 1-0 by Costa Rica on Friday.

The Nazionale would qualify with a draw because they have a superior goal difference to Uruguay.

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