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Italy coach upbeat

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Sunday, December 08, 2013

MILAN - Italy coach Cesare Prandelli remained positive over his side's chances despite a difficult World Cup draw which left the Azzurri in Group D with Uruguay, Costa Rica and England.

"It will be tough, but we'll be going there well prepared and determined to do well," Italy coach Cesare Prandelli told Sky Sport Italia.

Four-time champions Italy kick off their campaign against England with a late-night fixture amid expected hot and humid conditions in Manaus, in the north of Brazil. Italy meet Costa Rica in Recife six days later before travelling to Natal to take on Uruguay in another early afternoon match.