5 things to know about the Italian soccer team

  • July 5, 2021

On Sunday, Italy will play Spain in the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup in Brazil.

But the team isn’t quite done yet.

Here are five things to look out for in the next three weeks.1.

Filippo Inzaghi will lead the side. 

After a year and a half of playing without a coach, Filippos head coach Filippis head will finally be settled at his first game.

It will be his first full season as the team’s boss, but his experience will be invaluable in this crucial time. 

“I think it’s important to have someone who knows what he wants and who has the knowledge and is capable of doing it,” he said. 

He also said that he was open to playing any position in defence. 

The former Juventus defender has been in charge of Fiorentina since 2015, when he was promoted from the bench to the coaching role. 

There is still a long way to go, but it is an important step.2.

Milan will be ready for the game. 

It was the third consecutive season in which the Giallorossi failed to win the Champions League. 

Their last appearance was in the last 16 in 2014. 

However, they have been back to the top of Serie A this season, winning eight of their last nine matches. 

This was their third consecutive top-four finish, and in fact, they were only knocked out in the group stage in 2016-17. 

Despite that, they still managed to secure the Champions league spot, where they lost to Barcelona in the final, meaning that they will have to win three more matches to secure a place in the competition. 

In other words, Milan’s main competition in the Champions is probably Real Madrid. 


It is not easy to play at the top. 

Real Madrid have had a good run of form in the top flight, winning their last seven and their first five matches.

They are currently seventh in the table. 

But there are a few issues that have kept the club in the lower echelons of the competition: They were knocked out of the Champions race in the knockout phase in the first leg of their play-off against Juventus in March, but came back to win in extra time to qualify for the knockout stage. 

They have only won one match in the Europa League, and their only win in the quarter-finals has come against Shakhtar Donetsk. 


Cristiano Ronaldo will miss the game due to injury. 

Ronaldo is still injured, and is set to miss the match due to the injury.

The Real Madrid player said on Friday that he could miss up to two weeks. 

His replacement will be Joao Cancelo. 

Cancelo has been the best player in the club for a long time, and his experience as a player will help the side, although the midfielder is yet to play a competitive game.5. 

Graziano Pelle is back in action. 

Pelle was expected to be available for the first time since the summer, after he was substituted in the 3-1 win against Chelsea. 

So, with the injured Ronaldo, and the return of Pelle, it is not surprising that the squad is now playing without their best striker. 

Guardiola has been impressed with Pelle’s form and his work rate, so he was keen to keep him on the pitch in this tournament. 

While the team is still lacking in attack, Pelle will provide a powerful option to make up for the absence of Ronaldo and his partner, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.