Northern Ireland and Italy are into 3 rd qualifying group for Euro 2012, where they will compete with national “teams of Serbia, Slovenia, Estonia and the Faroe Islands. The team of Northern Ireland began qualifying campaign as best as possible – the best way, achieving victory over the team of Slovenia (1:0). Few expected such result of the match, taking into account the good performance of Slovenia’s World Cup. The victory was achieved after the latest shot of Corey Evans in the 70 – min. We should note that this was the first goal for the “Northerners” in quite some time now. Before the match with Slovenia team played seven straight game, which failed to score. Overall, the team is not effective, and goals which are marked are result of chance rather than a creative offensive action plan. In the last qualifiers for World Cup team in Northern Ireland scored only 13 goals in 10 games, but 7 of those goals were scored in the door of “punching bag” of Europe San Marino. Excluding matches with San Marino, scoring asset belongs to 6 hits made in 8 games. The team has no famous goal scorers. Overall, the class of Northern Ireland is far from the average in Europe and very law-composition is not part of a great forum for many years.
What about “Scuadra Azzurri” ? The world champion from 2006 that capitulated at Ellis Park in South Africa, falling in the group phase of the WC2010. The whole world was in shock after the defeat of Slovakia (2:3).” Currently Cesare Prandelli is a national coach ofItaly. Certainly the emergence of new coach was accompanied with many changes. In these Qualifications skuadra Azzurri look quite differently. The team is extremely ambitious to wash away the shame as possible – promptly and to return again “typhoid” on their side. Cesare Prandelli’s players have begun to restore confidence after having recorded two impressive wins in their first two games (Estonia 1:2 Italy and Faroe Islands Italy 5:0). So Italy is a leader in the qualifying group C with maximum points (6) and goal difference 7:1. Gillardino Casano and Rossi are doing a magnificent way, 4 goals are the work of these three players. midfield also looks pretty impressive, the presence of veteran Pirlo can not help but inspire courage and security. At the door may not be ubiquitous Buffon, but 26 – year-old goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano (195 cm) possess the necessary qualities to replace him as possible – best way. So Italy seem like a reborn team, with good cohesive team, ready to return to the fear in opponent’s eyes. In the game between Northern Ireland and Italy do not expect anything but a crucial victory for the visiting team.