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Slovakia Vs Italy World Cup 2010 Live, Highlights, Preview and Team News

Johannesburg is the setting for this must win Group F encounter.

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June 20, 2010 - Nelspruit, South Africa - Marcello Lippi, coach of Italy attends the FIFA World Cup 2010 soccer match between Italy and New Zealand at Mbombela Stadium on June 20, 2010 in Nelspruit, South Africa.

Slovakia could recall fit-again winger Miroslav Stoch after creating few chances in the defeat to Paraguay. Marek Cech could also return in place of defender Kornel Salata, who admitted to feeling nervous against the Paraguayans.
Italy are also expected to make changes after two disappointing performances, with forwards Antonio Di Natale and Giampaolo Pazzini pressing for a start.
Playmaker Andrea Pirlo is available after returning from a calf injury but is likely to start on the bench.
One booking from suspension: Strba, Durica, Sestak, Weiss (Slovakia); Camoranesi (Italy) (BBC Sport)

Highlights of this match can be seen by CLICKING HERE. You can also see every World Cup goal Live the moment its up online and you can do that by CLICKING HERE.

Its win or bust for Marcello Lippi and he will be hoping his Italian side finally clicks into gear after two very average performances in a group that the reigning World Cup holders should really have walked through. There appear to be very real problems in attack as the likes of Alberto Gilardino and Vincenzo Iaquinta fail to get going leaving the door open to the likes of Di Natale and Pazzini, two players who had a terrific Serie A season last term.

Slovakia still have a chance of making it into the knock out stages but need to win in order to do so, making this a game that is likely to be very open and attacking.

Highlights of previous World Cup group games these two have taken part in

Italy 1-1 New Zealand

Slovakia 0-2 Paraguay


Slovakia 0-2 Paraguay (Highlights)

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