Soccer-Spain ready to send Italy crashing to defeat again (Reuters)

By Mike Collett FORTALEZA, Brazil, June 25 (Reuters) – Italy will hold no surprises for Spain when they meet in the Confederations Cup semi-finals on Thursday, defender Sergio Ramos said in assessing their first meeting since the Spaniards dished out a 4-0 hammering to win Euro 2012. The odds look heavily in Spain’s favour again. Unbeaten in their last 25 matches, Spain have only lost to Italy once in eight meetings since the 1994 World Cup finals, while Italy have also lost Mario Balotelli, their main attacking threat in this tournament. …

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