The legendary Italian goalkeeper, Dino Zoff, recently passed by Buffon to the number present in national Azzurra, prefaced the final match of Euro 2012
Former national team goalkeeper of Italy, Dino Zoff, said the team Azzurra “is a favorite” before the 2012 European Championship final against current European and world champions Spain. So far Zoff remains the only Italian player who has been in record both a trophy and a European Championship success in a World Championship, the Italian component of teams that have won the Euro 1968 and World Cup 1982 .
A performance that tonight could be matched by the illustrious successor of the gate of Juventus and Italy national team, Gianluigi Buffon. Italian goalkeeper experienced during March surpassed Dino Zoff in terms of number of appearances in Squadra Azzurra shirt and will also hope can now equal the number of final major tournament trophies: “So I hope and believe that will happen” – Dino Zoff said in a brief interview with Italian daily “La Gazzetta dello Sport” – “Both Buffon and Iker Casillas is in top shape and certainly any of them may be decisive, although it is difficult to predict what will happen. It all depends on how the game goes. I think that Italy is the favorite, we come after two developments very well against England and Germany, while France eliminated Spain and Portugal without express their best game. I do not agree that Spanish team would not exist a desire to win as much as in previous editions, but it’s true that they have encountered many more difficulties along the knockout phase of parties “- says Dino Zoff, who was in turn on the bench of the Italian national team in 1998-2000.
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