It’s time for some international soccer! The best sports stars of Spain and Italy will clash on Oct. 6 in another round of World Cup qualifiers. Which one of these squads will get closer to the 2018 tourney in Russia? It’s going to be good so click to watch.
The two biggest teams in Group G of the UEFA are going head-to-head in what could be a preview of the 2018 World Cup. David Silva, 30, Andres Iniesta, 32, Sergio Ramos, 30, and the rest of Spain’s squad will travel to Juventus Stadium in Turin to face Daniele De Rossi, 33, Graziano Pelle, 31, Giorgio Chiellini, 32, and the rest of team Italy on their home turf. This action kicks off at 2:30 PM ET so be sure to see every thrilling kick, save and goaaaaaal!
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For Spain, this match just won’t be a chance to get closer to compete for the World Cup in 2018. It’s personal! Italy defeated Spain in the Round of 16 of the European Championship, sending the Spaniards packing with a score of 2-0, according to Centre Daily. This denied Spain a chance for a third consecutive Euro title, and they haven’t forgotten that!
“We’re playing a different Spain to the one at Euro 2016. They want revenge and have new motivations,” Italian defender Leonardo Bonucci, 29, said ahead of the match. “To upset the odds we will have to play with high-intensity, like we did in Paris, and be clinical in front of goal.”
Spain is quite a different team. They’re leading the group after they utterly demolished Liechtenstein, 8-0, in the opening game of the group round, per ESPN. Italy, on the other hand, also won but they didn’t do it in such explosive fashion. They managed to pull out an impressive 3-1 win over Israel, but with Spain nailing 8 unanswered goals, it’s no wonder they’re the favorites to win the group.
Still, some players are keeping things on a local level. Spain forward Jose Callejon, 29, plays for the Italian squad Napoli, a rival of Italian squad Juventus. The Spaniard sees this match as special because he’s playing in the stadium of his archenemies. Such motivation might give him the energy he needs to lead his team to victory!
Who do you think will win this match, HollywoodLifers? Will Spain steamroll their opponents or will Italy pull off the win (and make it look sexy while doing so?)