Soccer-Italy, Argentina renew rivalry after 12-year gap (Reuters)

By Brian Homewood BERNE, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Italy forward Pablo Osvaldo could face the country of his birth in Wednesday’s friendly against Argentina as the two old rivals meet for the first time in 12 years. World Cup hosts Brazil will attempt to keep the momentum going after their Confederations Cup win in June as they visit Switzerland in another of the nearly 50 friendlies being played on the first international date of the season. There are several neighbourly clashes with England meeting Scotland at Wembley, Belgium hosting France in Brussels and Sweden entertaining Norway in Stockholm. …

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