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The coach has vowed to persevere with his current choices, regardless of the Azzurri’s performance in the Confederations Cup...

Marcello Lippi was in assertive mood ahead of Italy's crunch final group game of the Confederations Cup against Brazil, telling Ansa, "However the Confederations Cup should pan out, there won’t be any revolution with regards to the Italy squad.

“These are the best players in Italy at present. Let’s be clear they are the project on which we are looking to build on."

The comments of the former Juventus coach were in direct response to his critics who feel he should have used the tournament to experiment further in preparation for next year’s world cup.

Should the Azzurri receive an embarrassing defeat to Brazil however, it remains to be seen whether Lippi can continue to resist a shake up, as his current squad continue to offer uninspiring performances.

Stefano Federici, Goal.com

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