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Italy Match Day 1: England

It's the Battle of Frump vs Flair

Claudio Villa

Two of FIFA's giants face off in the marquee match today as England and Italy meet in World Cup Play.

These two teams, hell the countries, couldn't be more different. I'll use the coaches as an example:

On one hand, you have Roy Hodgson, red, puffy face, stodgy demeanor, fashion sense of a goat. Then you have Cesare Prandelli, slick, stylish, straight out of GQ.

The teams reflect that, as well. England will try to be strong, but lack a certain flair, while Italy will have lots of flair, but at times lack stability and structure.

Should be a great match