Why is Italy still struggling to beat Portugal?
On Tuesday evening, the Stadio Olimpico of St. Petersburg will be the venue for a friendly between Italy and Portugal, with the pair having won the World Cup in 2018.
The two sides will meet in a friendly in the first leg of their semifinal in St. Louis, Missouri, on Wednesday evening.
It has been a very difficult tournament for Italy, who lost to Portugal in the quarter-finals and were eliminated from the competition after failing to reach the semi-finals.
Italy, who also lost the final to Spain, now lie seventh in Group B with eight points from four games, with a game in hand on Germany and Portugal.
The match will be streamed on ESPN2 in the US and the BBC in the UK.
It is understood that the game will be shown live on Italy’s website and on Twitter in the coming days, with commentators Giancarlo Esposito and Alessandro Tommaso.
Alessandro Tormoni, a correspondent for La Repubblica, is currently in the United States to cover the game for the Italian publication.
He said that the Italians had not had a good start to the tournament, but that this could be the moment they finally get it right.
He said: “They haven’t played very well in the past but that’s changed this time, because they’ve won every game and they have played the right team.
They have the right quality, which is why I think they are the favourites.””
They are strong and they can defend.
They have the right quality, which is why I think they are the favourites.”
The players are starting to realise that this tournament will be a lot more difficult than the last one, because the team is stronger than ever.
“They know that they need to be the best in the world and that means more difficult games.”
But I think that we will be able to win this game, because we know that Portugal has no respect for us.