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Semifinals are Italy's chance for revenge, says Del Bosque

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Semifinals are Italy's chance for revenge, says Del Bosque
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Semifinals are Italy's chance for revenge, says Del Bosque
Spain coach Vincente del Bosque feels Italy will be gunning for revenge when the two sides meet in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup on Thursday.

The world champion put Italy to the sword in Kiev a year ago with a resounding 4-0 win in the European championship final, and Del Bosque has warned his players to expect an attempted retaliation from Cesare Prandelli's men.

"For Italy, the semifinals will serve as a revenge," Del Bosque told Tele Cinco. "They will be a very difficult opponent, they're one of the best teams in Europe and the world.

"It's going to be a rematch for them, but we want to proceed [to the final]."

Spain will lock horns with Italy in Fortaleza on Thursday, 24 hours after host Brazil takes on Uruguay in the first semifinal of the tournament.

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