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Italy coach Marcello Lippi talked about tomorrow's Confederations Cup match against Brazil.

Following the 1-0 defeat to Egypt in their second Confederations Cup match, a barrage of criticism has been aimed at World Champions Italy by both national and international media, some jokingly referring to them as a team of mummies.

Azzurri coach Marcello Lippi made some comments about tomorrow's decisive match against Brazil in today's press conference.

"The mummy joke was not a very good one, it was too easy," he said to La Gazzetta dello Sport. "But being called mummies doesn't affect us at all. We are just thinking about doing well and be careful, because sometimes mummies lose their bandages."

Asked whether the 2-0 defeat earlier this year in a friendly against Brazil will have an influence on tomorrow's match, Lippi said: "No, it was a friendly, at the time some players were a bit overawed by the occasion, that's what cost us."

On the most memorable meetings between the two sides, the coach said: "What precedent I remember most? Italy-Brazil 3-2 of the 1982 World Cup. I know tomorrow's match will be played on the same date of the 1970 World Cup final against Brazil, but of that tournament I just remember the [famous 4-3] victory against Germany.

"Italy had spent all their energies in that match, so they had nothing left for the final against that Brazil team."

Danilo Pochini, Goal.com

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