We could write only positive stuff about the Italy of Roberto Mancini. We have never seen such a balanced and complete version of Squadra Azzura. The team is still to concede a single goal in the tournament or more threatening (for the opponents) for 11 matches in a row in total! Italy looks like the firm favourite for continuing to the quarter-finals.
The manager of Austria Franco Foda has been highly criticized for the defensive approach he applies. However, all critics down as the Austrian team reached the 1/8 finals of the tournament with 2 wins out of 3 games. We should not underestimate Austria as there are several established and experienced players that could do the difference as Marcel Sabitzer, David Alaba and Marco Arnautovic.
Italy vs Austria
June 26th, Saturday, 20:00 GMT +0
Win for Italy