LONDON – A Football Italy correspondent reports from a football match on Friday (AEDT), which saw Italy beat Greece 3-0 at the Parc des Princes in Paris.
Here are the key takeaways from the match.1.
Can Italy win it all?
The result means that the two top-ranked teams in the world have lost out on the final place in the group stage, meaning that they will not qualify for the World Cup.
They will also face Argentina in the quarter-finals.2.
Is it too early to be concerned?
After losing to Greece, Italy went on to lose to Spain in the last 16 of the Euro 2008 tournament in Lisbon, losing the group.
They then lost to France in the final and are now out of the top-10.
They are currently ranked 15th in the Fifa rankings.3.
Can Greece improve?
The Greeks were superb in the first half, playing some superb football and winning a few close battles in the build-up to the break.
The Italians made some mistakes in the second half and made a few mistakes in their build- up too.4.
Who is playing well?
Lionel Messi and Neymar are the best players in the country, while Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala are also key players.
The three of them are also the main protagonists of this game, with both playing key roles in the game and scoring goals.5.
How does this tie into the World Cups?
Italy lost a friendly to France earlier in the year but did not play against France again in the summer.
That meant that the Italians did not qualify to the 2018 World Cup, with the qualification going to the European Championship.6.
Can the Italians score a goal?
They have scored a goal in each of their two games so far.
The only problem for them is that the other side scored in the semi-final against Greece, but they scored again in their last game.7.
Can it be a good result for the players?
It’s the first time in a long time that the players have played well, so they can take the credit for the game.
The fact that the fans are coming is a great sign for the team, as they were disappointed with their performance at the end of last season.8.
What’s next for the Italian side?
Italy’s next game is against Argentina on Sunday, where they will face Argentina again for the final time.
They must now take care of business against Argentina in order to reach the semi final.