Euro 2012 Open Thread: Spain vs. Italy

BARI, ITALY - AUGUST 10: Antonio Cassano (R) of Italy is challenged by Xavi Alonso of Spain during the international friendly match between Italy and Spain at Stadio San Nicola on August 10, 2011 in Bari, Italy. (Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images)

Spain vs. Italy
Euro 2012 Group c
Sunday, June 10, 12 PM EDT Kickoff
TV: ESPN, ESPN3.com

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Spain and Italy have won all of the things since 2006. They are probably good, although Italy is real shaky in back, and Spain isn't maybe what they were four or two years ago. They are, however, still very good.

There are no Arsenal players in this match.

Spain: Casillas - Arbeloa, Ramos, Pique, Alba - X.Alonso, Busquets - Silva, Xavi, Iniesta - Cesc.

Yes, you're seeing that right: Cesc will play as a false nine this match.

Italy: Buffon; Bonucci, De Rossi, Chiellini; Maggio, Motta, Pirlo, Marchisio, Giaccherini; Cassano-Balotelli.

Giaccherini will be playing more or less as a left wing-back, which is making people on twitter laugh out loud.

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