Confederations Cup: Italy

The Confederations Cup has drawn some of the biggest names in soccer. Check out photos of the Italian team's time in Brazil.

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Italy's national soccer player Andrea Barzagli attends a news conference before a training session ahead of the Confederations Cup in Rio de Janeiro in this June 14, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares/Files (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER HEADSHOT WORLD CUP)
File photo of Italy's national soccer player Barzagli attending a news conference before a training session ahead of the Confederations Cup in Rio de Janeiro
Italy's national soccer player Andrea Barzagli attends a news conference before a training session ahead of the Confederations Cup in Rio de Janeiro in this June 14, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares/Files (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER HEADSHOT WORLD CUP)
FILE - In this June 19, 2013 file photo, Japan's Keisuke Honda is congratulated by his teammates Shinji Kagawa, right, and Yuto Nagatomo, left, after scoring the opening goal during the soccer Confederations Cup group A match between Italy and Japan in Recife, Brazil. Honda and Kagawa are Japan's biggest stars and the heart of their team's attack. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
In this June 19, 2013 file photo, Japan's Keisuke Honda is congratulated by his teammates Shinji Kagawa, right, and Yuto Nagatomo, left, after scoring the opening goal during the soccer Confederations Cup group A match between Italy and Japan in Recife, Brazil. Honda and Kagawa are Japan's biggest stars and the heart of their team's attack
FILE - In this June 19, 2013 file photo, Japan's Keisuke Honda is congratulated by his teammates Shinji Kagawa, right, and Yuto Nagatomo, left, after scoring the opening goal during the soccer Confederations Cup group A match between Italy and Japan in Recife, Brazil. Honda and Kagawa are Japan's biggest stars and the heart of their team's attack. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
<span>RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Mario Balotelli of Italy's girlfriend Fanny Neguesha looks on during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group A match between Italy and Japan at Arena Pernambuco on June 19, 2013 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)</span>
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RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Mario Balotelli of Italy's girlfriend Fanny Neguesha looks on during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group A match between Italy and Japan at Arena Pernambuco on June 19, 2013 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 27: General View during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Semi Final match between Spain and Italy at Castelao on June 27, 2013 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Spain vs. Italy in the Estádio Plácido Aderaldo Castelo during the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 27: General View during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Semi Final match between Spain and Italy at Castelao on June 27, 2013 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
FILE - In this June 16, 2013, file photo, Italy&#39;s Andrea Pirlo celebrates scoring the opening goal during the soccer Confederations Cup group A match between Mexico and Italy at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
In this June 16, 2013, file photo, Italy's Andrea Pirlo celebrates scoring the opening goal during the soccer Confederations Cup group A match between Mexico and Italy at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
FILE - In this June 16, 2013, file photo, Italy's Andrea Pirlo celebrates scoring the opening goal during the soccer Confederations Cup group A match between Mexico and Italy at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
FILE - In this June 15, 2013, file photo, Japan head coach Alberto Zaccheroni from Italy gestures during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko,File)
In this June 15, 2013, file photo, Japan head coach Alberto Zaccheroni from Italy gestures during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday
FILE - In this June 15, 2013, file photo, Japan head coach Alberto Zaccheroni from Italy gestures during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko,File)
General View during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group A match between Mexico and Italy at the Maracana Stadium on June 16, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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General View during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group A match between Mexico and Italy at the Maracana Stadium on June 16, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
FILE - In this June 16, 2013, file photo, Italy&#39;s Andrea Pirlo celebrates scoring the opening goal during the soccer Confederations Cup group A match between Mexico and Italy at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
In this June 16, 2013, file photo, Italy's Andrea Pirlo celebrates scoring the opening goal during the soccer Confederations Cup group A match between Mexico and Italy at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
FILE - In this June 16, 2013, file photo, Italy's Andrea Pirlo celebrates scoring the opening goal during the soccer Confederations Cup group A match between Mexico and Italy at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
FILE - In this June 15, 2013, file photo, Japan head coach Alberto Zaccheroni from Italy gestures during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
In this June 15, 2013, file photo, Japan head coach Alberto Zaccheroni from Italy gestures during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday
FILE - In this June 15, 2013, file photo, Japan head coach Alberto Zaccheroni from Italy gestures during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - In this June 16, 2013, file photo, Italy&#39;s Andrea Pirlo celebrates scoring the opening goal during the soccer Confederations Cup group A match between Mexico and Italy at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If the Azzurri are going to match host Brazil with their record-tying fifth title, they will have to perform at their best. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
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FILE - In this June 16, 2013, file photo, Italy's Andrea Pirlo celebrates scoring the opening goal during the soccer Confederations Cup group A match between Mexico and Italy at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If the Azzurri are going to match host Brazil with their record-tying fifth title, they will have to perform at their best. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
FILE - In this June 16, 2013, file photo, Italy&#39;s Andrea Pirlo celebrates scoring the opening goal during the soccer Confederations Cup group A match between Mexico and Italy at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If the Azzurri are going to match host Brazil with their record-tying fifth title, they will have to perform at their best. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
FILE - In this June 16, 2013, file photo, Italy's Andrea Pirlo celebrates scoring the opening goal during the soccer Confederations Cup group A match between Mexico and Italy at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If the Azzurri are going to match host Brazil with their record-tying fifth title, they will have to perform at their best. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
FILE - In this June 16, 2013, file photo, Italy's Andrea Pirlo celebrates scoring the opening goal during the soccer Confederations Cup group A match between Mexico and Italy at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If the Azzurri are going to match host Brazil with their record-tying fifth title, they will have to perform at their best. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
FILE - In this June 15, 2013, file photo, Japan head coach Alberto Zaccheroni from Italy gestures during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil. Coach Alberto Zaccheroni promised to &quot;surprise the world&quot; after star player Keisuke Honda fired the Samurai Blue through with an injury time penalty against Australia. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - In this June 15, 2013, file photo, Japan head coach Alberto Zaccheroni from Italy gestures during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil. Coach Alberto Zaccheroni promised to "surprise the world" after star player Keisuke Honda fired the Samurai Blue through with an injury time penalty against Australia. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - In this June 15, 2013, file photo, Japan head coach Alberto Zaccheroni from Italy gestures during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil. Coach Alberto Zaccheroni promised to "surprise the world" after star player Keisuke Honda fired the Samurai Blue through with an injury time penalty against Australia. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - In this June 15, 2013, file photo, Japan head coach Alberto Zaccheroni from Italy gestures during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil. Coach Alberto Zaccheroni promised to &quot;surprise the world&quot; after star player Keisuke Honda fired the Samurai Blue through with an injury time penalty against Australia.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - In this June 15, 2013, file photo, Japan head coach Alberto Zaccheroni from Italy gestures during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil. Coach Alberto Zaccheroni promised to "surprise the world" after star player Keisuke Honda fired the Samurai Blue through with an injury time penalty against Australia.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - In this June 15, 2013, file photo, Japan head coach Alberto Zaccheroni from Italy gestures during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil. Coach Alberto Zaccheroni promised to "surprise the world" after star player Keisuke Honda fired the Samurai Blue through with an injury time penalty against Australia.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - In this June 15, 2013, file photo, Japan head coach Alberto Zaccheroni from Italy gestures during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil. Coach Alberto Zaccheroni promised to &quot;surprise the world&quot; after star player Keisuke Honda fired the Samurai Blue through with an injury time penalty against Australia.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Will Zaccheroni be the right man for Japan?
FILE - In this June 15, 2013, file photo, Japan head coach Alberto Zaccheroni from Italy gestures during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil. Coach Alberto Zaccheroni promised to "surprise the world" after star player Keisuke Honda fired the Samurai Blue through with an injury time penalty against Australia.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - In this June 15, 2013, file photo, Japan head coach Alberto Zaccheroni from Italy gestures during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil. Coach Alberto Zaccheroni promised to &quot;surprise the world&quot; after star player Keisuke Honda fired the Samurai Blue through with an injury time penalty against Australia. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Will Zaccheroni be the right man for Japan?
FILE - In this June 15, 2013, file photo, Japan head coach Alberto Zaccheroni from Italy gestures during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil. Coach Alberto Zaccheroni promised to "surprise the world" after star player Keisuke Honda fired the Samurai Blue through with an injury time penalty against Australia. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - In this June 16, 2013, file photo, Italy&#39;s Andrea Pirlo celebrates scoring the opening goal during the soccer Confederations Cup group A match between Mexico and Italy at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If the Azzurri are going to match host Brazil with their record-tying fifth title, they will have to perform at their best. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
In this June 16, 2013, file photo, Italy's Andrea Pirlo celebrates scoring the opening goal during the soccer Confederations Cup group A match between Mexico and Italy at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If the Azzurri are going to match host Brazil with their record-tying fifth title, they will have to perform at their best
FILE - In this June 16, 2013, file photo, Italy's Andrea Pirlo celebrates scoring the opening goal during the soccer Confederations Cup group A match between Mexico and Italy at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If the Azzurri are going to match host Brazil with their record-tying fifth title, they will have to perform at their best. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
FILE - In this June 15, 2013, file photo, Japan head coach Alberto Zaccheroni from Italy gestures during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil. Coach Alberto Zaccheroni promised to &quot;surprise the world&quot; after star player Keisuke Honda fired the Samurai Blue through with an injury time penalty against Australia.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
In this June 15, 2013, file photo, Japan head coach Alberto Zaccheroni from Italy gestures during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil. Coach Alberto Zaccheroni promised to "surprise the world" after star player Keisuke Honda fired the Samurai Blue through with an injury time penalty against Australia
FILE - In this June 15, 2013, file photo, Japan head coach Alberto Zaccheroni from Italy gestures during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil. Coach Alberto Zaccheroni promised to "surprise the world" after star player Keisuke Honda fired the Samurai Blue through with an injury time penalty against Australia.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - In this June 15, 2013, file photo, Japan head coach Alberto Zaccheroni from Italy gestures during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil. Coach Alberto Zaccheroni promised to &quot;surprise the world&quot; after star player Keisuke Honda fired the Samurai Blue through with an injury time penalty against Australia. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
In this June 15, 2013, file photo, Japan head coach Alberto Zaccheroni from Italy gestures during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil. Coach Alberto Zaccheroni promised to "surprise the world" after star player Keisuke Honda fired the Samurai Blue through with an injury time penalty against Australia
FILE - In this June 15, 2013, file photo, Japan head coach Alberto Zaccheroni from Italy gestures during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil. Coach Alberto Zaccheroni promised to "surprise the world" after star player Keisuke Honda fired the Samurai Blue through with an injury time penalty against Australia. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - This June 27, 2013, file photo, Spain&#39;s head coach Vicente Del Bosque listen to the national anthems prior to a soccer Confederations Cup semifinal match against Italy at the Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil. Del Bosque is expected to lead Spain in a performance equal to the one in the previous world cup. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
This June 27, 2013, file photo, Spain's head coach Vicente Del Bosque listen to the national anthems prior to a soccer Confederations Cup semifinal match against Italy at the Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil. Del Bosque is expected to lead Spain in a performance equal to the one in the previous world cup
FILE - This June 27, 2013, file photo, Spain's head coach Vicente Del Bosque listen to the national anthems prior to a soccer Confederations Cup semifinal match against Italy at the Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil. Del Bosque is expected to lead Spain in a performance equal to the one in the previous world cup. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
FILE - This June 27, 2013, file photo, Spain&#39;s head coach Vicente Del Bosque listen to the national anthems prior to a soccer Confederations Cup semifinal match against Italy at the Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil. Del Bosque is expected to lead Spain in a performance equal to the one in the previous world cup. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
FILE - This June 27, 2013, file photo, Spain's head coach Vicente Del Bosque listen to the national anthems prior to a soccer Confederations Cup semifinal match against Italy at the Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil. Del Bosque is expected to lead Spain in a performance equal to the one in the previous world cup. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
FILE - This June 27, 2013, file photo, Spain's head coach Vicente Del Bosque listen to the national anthems prior to a soccer Confederations Cup semifinal match against Italy at the Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil. Del Bosque is expected to lead Spain in a performance equal to the one in the previous world cup. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY "Football: Italian death brings medical testing into focus" This combo of five pictures shows football players after they collapsed on the pitch during football matches. At (L) Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini (on ground) is treated by medical staff after he suffered a heart-attack during a second league match against Pescara, Italy, on April 14, 2012. On top (C) Bolton's English midfielder Fabrice Muamba is treated by medical staff after collapsing during the English FA Cup quarter-final football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane in north London, England on March 17, 2012. On top (R) Sevilla's defender Antonio Puerta lies on the ground after collapsing during a Spanish league match against Getafe at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla, Spain, on August 25, 2007. On bottom (C) Benfica's Hungarian soccer striker Miklos Feher lies on the pitch during the Portuguese Premier League match held at Guimaraes stadium, Portugal, on January 25, 2004. On bottom (R) Cameroonian midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe lies on the field during the semi-final soccer Confederations Cup match between Colombia and Cameroon June 26, 2003, at the Gerland Stadium in Lyon, France. After Fabrice Muamba collapsed and almosty died while playing for Bolton Wanderers April 14, 2012, there were renewed calls for more stringent medical checks for professional athletes. Those calls are only set to increase following the death of Italian Piermario Morosini on April 14, 2012 after he suffered a heart-attack while playing for Livorno against Pescara. AFP PHOTO FILES
Italian Death Brings Medical Testing Into Focus" This Combo Of Five Pictures Shows Football Players AFP/Getty Images
TO GO WITH AFP STORY "Football: Italian death brings medical testing into focus" This combo of five pictures shows football players after they collapsed on the pitch during football matches. At (L) Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini (on ground) is treated by medical staff after he suffered a heart-attack during a second league match against Pescara, Italy, on April 14, 2012. On top (C) Bolton's English midfielder Fabrice Muamba is treated by medical staff after collapsing during the English FA Cup quarter-final football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane in north London, England on March 17, 2012. On top (R) Sevilla's defender Antonio Puerta lies on the ground after collapsing during a Spanish league match against Getafe at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla, Spain, on August 25, 2007. On bottom (C) Benfica's Hungarian soccer striker Miklos Feher lies on the pitch during the Portuguese Premier League match held at Guimaraes stadium, Portugal, on January 25, 2004. On bottom (R) Cameroonian midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe lies on the field during the semi-final soccer Confederations Cup match between Colombia and Cameroon June 26, 2003, at the Gerland Stadium in Lyon, France. After Fabrice Muamba collapsed and almosty died while playing for Bolton Wanderers April 14, 2012, there were renewed calls for more stringent medical checks for professional athletes. Those calls are only set to increase following the death of Italian Piermario Morosini on April 14, 2012 after he suffered a heart-attack while playing for Livorno against Pescara. AFP PHOTO FILES

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