“The revolution will not be televised,” Gil Scott Heron once famously said.
Cesare Prandelli's revolution has been televised. Those of you with access to RAI or who know their way around an internet stream will have known well in advance of Sunday night's proceedings in Kiev that Prandelli's Italy was different. They are unlike the sides led by Marcello Lippi, Giovanni Trapattoni, Dino Zoff and Cesare Maldini, unlike any Italian national side going all the way back to the days of Vittorio Pozzo for that matter.
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