Italy's Gianluigi Buffon goalkeeper talks on Friday in Krakow, Poland, about the upcoming quarter-final match against England.
SOUNDBITE (Italian) Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon:
"I think it will be a very tight and even game. No team is favourite, because our path over these last few years shows that both of us are looking for affirmation and to get back some prestige we have lost over the last three, four years".
SOUNDBITE (Italian) Italy goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu:
"I think (Wayne) Rooney is an outstanding player, a complete player of an extremely high level. I think that he comes just after (Lionel) Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He is a player who has everything, he can shoot from distance, he goes in the penalty area, supports his team mates, can head the ball, he's acrobatic. To find a weakness in him is almost impossible."
SOUNDBITE (Italian) Italy goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis:
"One of the main traits of this team is their physicality and their attitude. Obviously we have talked about that, something we can contrast only by playing an organised and technically superior game."
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The Top 3 Teams of Previous Tournaments
|2008||Spain||Germany||Russia / Turkey|
|2004||Greece||Portugal||Netherlands / Czech Republic|
|2000||France||Italy||Netherlands / Portugal|
|1996||Germany||Czech Republic||France / England|
|1992||Denmark||Germany||Netherlands / Sweden|
|1988||Netherlands||Soviet Union||Italy / West Germany|
|1984||France||Spain||Denmark / Portugal|
|1972||West Germany||Soviet Union||Belgium|