Soccer giants Italy and Spain go head-to-head in a friendly that’s the perfect warm-up for this summer’s European Championships on Mar. 24 at 3.45 EST. You won’t want to miss a kick, so join HollywoodLife.com to watch the live stream.
The hottest hunks of Juventus make up the majority of the Italian national squad that takes on Spain, who boast their own hunks from Real Madrid, including Sergio Ramos, 29, and Isco, 23, in what should be an intriguing soccer friendly. Don’t miss a minute of the action by clicking down for the live stream!
Italy and Spain are both tipped for greatness at the European Championships, which are taking place in June in France. But first they must fine-tune their squads with a series of friendly matches designed to try out new players and tactics. But who will come out on top in this one in Udine, Italy.
Between these two huge soccer nations, they have 5 World Cup wins, Italy has four, while Spain has the one. But in the European Championships, Spain comes out top dog with three wins to Italy’s one. As recently as 2012, these two countries met in the Euros with Spain thrashing their rivals Italy 4-0, so the Italians will certainly not take this one lightly.
Both countries have picked experienced squads, with some fresh players who will be given a run out to prove themselves. Alongside old-timers Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci and Antonio Candreva, Italy will try out the youthful striker Federico Bernardeschi.
Surprisingly, Spain isn’t thinking about blooding youth. After a 6-year absence, they’ve recalled 35-year-old striker Aritz Aduriz. He already has one cap to his name, but after an incredible season for Athletic Bilbao he’s back in the squad.
This will be a tight affair, with defenses coming out on top. But the tackles will be flying in as Italy looks to get one over their rival. Home win!
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