Soccer-Italy’s Prandelli sweats over players fitness (Reuters)

By By, Andrew and Downie RECIFE, Brazil June 19 (Reuters) – Italy coach Cesare Prandelli lamented the physical toll the Confederations Cup schedule and hot Brazilian climate were taking on his players on Wednesday. Prandelli watched his side overcome Japan 4-3 in the best game of the competition so far but complained that his players were exhausted and needed more recovery time between matches. “This is an interesting tournament but perhaps there should be more rest days,” Prandelli said. “This is a very hot country and the players need more time to get their strength back. …

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