The domestic game in the country took a significant hit with the recent Scommessopoli scandal and did no favours to the integrity of football on the Italian peninsula.
|9/2||Italy are 9/2 with Paddy Power to be leading Spain after 30 minutes in the Euro 2012 final.|
"Bringing home the victory would be very important for the entirety of Italian football," Marchisio told Sky Sport Italia. "[Italy coach Cesare] Prandelli did very well to infuse his beliefs both on and off the pitch.
"We can beat Spain because we are a team that has improved game by game.
"Spain are a great team but we are no exception. This match is important, no matter who will take to the field."