Mr Zapatero earlier today predicted that La Seleccion would end their 88-year curse of having not beaten the Azzurri, and knock them out of Euro 2008.
World Cup-winning captain Cannavaro, who was forced to withdraw from the Euros
due to injury, disagrees.
“I have a
different opinion to Zapatero,” the 34-year-old stated.
that Spain will win 3-2 and
I believe Italy
will win 1-0.
“They have more individual quality than us, but we have a better group
solidarity. We are more of a team and that is our winning weapon.”
decided to stay with the squad in Austria
despite his injury, and was given special dispensation by UEFA to sit on the
Italy and Spain
last met competitively in the quarter final of the 1994 World Cup in America, with
Arrigo Sacchi’s men winning 2-1 thanks to a last-gasp Roberto Baggio strike.