Italy are out with their tails between their legs...Brazil win the group with three impressive attacking displays and will look forward to a semi-final against South Africa.
Dossena brings down the ball on the edge of the box and smashes a shot over the bar...The ref blows for time and sends Italy crashing out.
With three minutes for added time Italy have to pluck something special from the air to score the goal that would see them through...Brazil aren't letting up as they look to break after picking up the loose ball.
Italy push forward for a final assault..De Rossi plays a one-two with Dossena in the box and cracks a pile driver towards the goal...Well wide, but nice idea from the Roma man.
Pirlo looks to serve Camoranesi down the left but with too much zip the ball finishes into touch.
Substitution Ramires Josué
Brazil push forward as Cannavaro clears a Robinho attack...The ball falls to Kaka who looks to curl a crisp shot towards the far post...Deflected on the way in and just wide off the post..Brazil have a corner.
Substitution Gilberto Silva Kleberson
Pirlo floats a clever ball into the box for Gilardino..With Julio Cesar reading the pass the Inter stopper has no problem in getting there first and intercepting the danger.
The game is becoming ever more stretched as the Azzurri go for broke for that elusive goal.
Yellow Card Andrea Dossena
Camoranesi looks to push down the left flank on his own..With three yellow shirts in front of him there is no way through,
Maicon storms forward down the right and nears the box within shooting range...The Inter man cracks one towards goal but Chiellini makes a decisive block to put the ball out for a corner.
The Azzurri are leaving nothing back now as Gilardino beats Julio Cesar on the edge of the box...The Viola man looks to cross to Pepe with an open goal...Pepe shoots...Blocked by Brazil!!!!
Chiellini attempts an ambitious acrobatic shot from the edge of the box and crashes into an opposing defender in the process...The Juve man looks to have come off the worse in the challenge.
Camoranesi pushes forward down the middle and is fouled inside the Brazil third...Italy win a free kick from shooting range.
Lippi is urging his men to push for a goal..With The USA currently leading Egypt 2-0, a solo goal would be enough for Italy to pass to the semi-finals.
Robinho pushes Brazil forward and lays off to Kaka..The Real Madrid man curls a great shot towards the far post but misses by a whisker.
Pepe charges at the box from the right and plays a great one-two with Pirlo...The Udinese man snatches at the shot and Julio Cesar smothers with no problem.
Rossi cracks a shot from distance...Julio Cesar makes a decisive block to punch clear...Italy are throwing everything forward as they search for a goal.
Camoranesi cuts a great ball towards to corner of the box for an advancing Pepe...The Udinese man looks to control rather than shoot and the ball rushes off for a goal kick..What a chance..Italy should have scored there!!!
Italy push forward in possession but with an almost agonising lack of speed...The Selecao are just waiting to hit on the break and add insult to injury.
Dossena manages to force a cross low across the Brazil box...Camoranesi comes storming in and connects with the ball in the box..Blocked, but a close chance for Italy who aren't giving up hope.
Substitution Luca Toni Alberto Gilardino
Dossena hassles Lucio in the corner and forces the Brazilian to blast the ball into touch. As Italy look to take a quick throw the ref blows for a foul and Italy are denied a chance to attack.
Pepe pushes down the right flank and makes it to the byline...He manages to cross but the pass if high over the box...Dossena arrives on the opposite flank and manages to put the ball back into the danger zone...Julio Cesar punches clear!!!
Brazil are still dictating play as Italy fail to get hold of possession...Lippi needs to do something if his side are to avoid an embarrassing scoreline.
Pirlo floats a ball forward for Toni...With four defenders around him the Bayern man doesn't stand a chance and Brazil have no trouble in clearing.
Brazil storm forward once again and Luis Fabiano skips past Chiellini...The Juve man lunges in with his right leg and gifts Brazil a dangerous free kick.
Yellow Card Giorgio Chiellini
With a strong lead the Brazilians are looking to maintain possession now and pick off Italy when the time is right...The Azzurri haven't lost by three goals since 1983.
Substitution Riccardo Montolivo Simone Pepe
The teams are back out for the re-start..Lippi has thrown on Simone Pepe in place of Montolivo..It looks like damage limitation now for the Azzurri who must play to restore some pride.
The referee blows for half-time with Brazil blowing Italy off the park...Apart from a couple of shots from distance Lippi's men have done nothing to threaten the Selecao who are cutting through the Azzurri like a knife through butter.
Robinho bursts forward after an Italy corner is quickly intercepted...The Man City man looks to serve Luis Fabiano at the back post but Dossena gets a touch...Own-goal!!! 3-0 Brazil...What a nightmare for Lippi's men.
Own Goal Andrea Dossena
Robinho and Kaka exchange a delightful one-two as they burst into the Italy third...The second pass in just too far for Robinho to reach but Luis Fabiano comes storming in and smashes it home...2-0 Brazil!!!
Goal Luis Fabiano
Toni storms forward down the left protecting the ball as he goes...With two yellow shirts all over the Bayern man the ref blows for a foul and Italy win a free kick inside the Brazil third.
Italy have an uphill task now if they are to win by two goals...As things stand however with Egypt behind against the USA, the Azzurri are still set to qualify for the semi-finals.
Substitution Vincenzo Iaquinta Giuseppe Rossi
Goal Luis Fabiano
Maicon cracks a shot from outside the box...The ball is intercepted by Luis Fabiano who turns and shoots towards the far post...GOOOOOOL...Brazil have the lead.
Brazil are in possession and playing a slick passing game now...Lippi's men will have to work harder if they are to cause the Selecao some problems
Maicon whips a corner in for Brazil and Italy manage to clear but only as far as Lucio...The ball is whipped across the 6 yard box and takes a deflection off De Rossi...Post!!! Great chance for Brazil who should have taken the lead there.
Maicon advances towards the box from the right...The Inter man whips a delicate ball into the mix and Luis Fabiano meets it with a towering header...Just wide...Brazil going close this time!!
Italy are back in possession deep inside their own half....Brazil are keeping them penned in as they look to steal the ball and make a quick break for goal.
Pirlo pushes Italy forward once more... As the ball is pushed out to Dossena on the left the Liverpool man looks to cross to the edge of the box...Camoranesi comes storming in and meets the ball on the bounce unleashing a thunderbolt towards goal...Just over the bar...Close from Italy!
Zambrotta cuts a dangerous ball across the Italy box and as Chiellini stretches to claim the loose pass Ramires bursts forward and steals possession...The subsequent cross is high and Brazil fail to take advantage.
Juan is forced off through injury as Dunga opts to throw on Luisao in place of the Roma man.
Substitution Juan Luisao
With news that the USA have taken the lead against Egypt, Italy now have an increased chance of qualifying...Despite the news the intensity is still high as both side's search for an opener.
Toni puts a great ball down the middle for Iaquinta who storms at the box from the left...As the Juve man latches on to the ball the flag goes up on the far side...Close call by the assistant there!!!
Camoranesi storms down the right and is tracked by two Brazilian defenders. As the Juve winger looks to cross Santos steps in to block for a corner.
Luis Fabiano is served down the right flank...Chiellini tracks him and makes a solid challenge to put the ball into touch...The Brazilian's are looking extremely dangerous going forward.
Kaka puts a delightful ball through for Luis Fabiano...As he nears the box with just the keeper to beat, Buffon makes a decisive dive at the ball and takes out the Brazilian striker in the process...Brave keeping by Buffon!!!
Robinho storms forward with Kaka free down the left...As the Man City man nears the box he opts to shoot...Held by Buffon!!
Brazil have a corner as Italy opt to throw every man back into the box...The cross is poor and arrives on the head of Toni at the near post...Easy clearance for Italy.
Zambrotta misses a header inside the Italy box...The ball falls to Luis Fabiano who immediately cuts a great ball across in the path of Kaka...Cannavaro makes a heroic intervention to deny the former Milan man a clear shot on goal.
Pirlo starts another attack he skips past Juan who comes crashing in on the edge of the box but the ref waves play on...Surely a free kick back there?
Dossena pushes down the left and looks to cut the ball inside for Pirlo...As the ball is played back to the Liverpool man Ramires steps in and Brazil win back possession...Italy need to be more careful going forward.
The Selecao are back in possession and in no hurry to attack...As Luis Fabiano is fed through the middle the Italy defence backs off and he lays off Ramires on the edge of the box...Ramires shoots..Crossbar!!!!
Camoranesi whips a great ball across the box and the Brazilian backline have to be at their best to clear for a corner...Lippi's men are looking aggressive going forward.
Maicon slips through the Italian backline and latches on to a clever ball from Luis Fabiano...Offside signalled.
The Azzurri are remaining extremely compact as they look to deny the Brazilians any opportunity to attack the space.
The anthems are over as the players complete the formalities...Italy have ditched the brown shorts and will play in traditional white...The surprise for Brazil is the inclusion of Ramires in place of Elano.
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Its crunch time in South Africa as Italy and Brazil prepare to do battle for a place in the Confederations Cup semi-final...Italy must win by two clear goals if they are to be certain of a place in the next round...Brazil on the other hand have vowed to play to win depite the knowledge that a draw will see them through.