Friday December 2 2011
Riva: 'Group good for Italy'

Italy legend Gigi Riva is confident a group with Spain, Ireland and Croatia “is within our capabilities.”

The Azzurri have a tough draw for Euro 2012, including the reigning European and World champions.

“The group is within our capabilities, even if tough,” said 1970s hero Riva.

“We know well what kind of a team Spain are and how they play. Croatia are a good side.

“We will once again be coming face to face with Giovanni Trapattoni’s Republic of Ireland, who always make life difficult for us.

“In any case, I repeat, it is a group within our capabilities.”

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