Soccer-Italy alarmed by unusually generous defence (Reuters)

June 22 (Reuters) – Italy’s break with their catenaccio system emphasising defence and tactical fouls has been a blessing for the neutrals but left their players wondering whether they might be going too far in the other direction. Cesare Prandelli’s side have scored eight goals and conceded eight goals in their three Confederations Cup games so far, remarkable statistics for a team which has usually been synonymous with miserly defence. “Eight goals is a bit too many,” defender Giorgio Chiellini told Italian media after Saturday’s 4-2 defeat to Brazil. …

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