Abate: English Could Be Dark Horse - Italian national team players Ignazio Abate reminded his colleagues not to underestimate the power of English in the 2014 World Cup. According to the AC Milan player of the Three Lions squad has experienced a significant change and a chance to surprise.
Italy and English indeed been drawn in Group D along with Uruguay and Costa Rica. Azzurri will challenge Roy Hodgson's troops on June 15 in Manaus.
"English has changed a lot, they've created a nice blend and they could be a dark horse in this World Cup," said Abate during a press conference as reported by the Italian Football.
"It will be a tough game, but I'm sure we'll come up with physical and mental condition of the best."
English itself has just earned a 0-0 draw when dealing with fellow contestant Honduras 2014 World Cup in the trial in Miami Gardens, Florida on Sunday (08/6).
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