A BOLA – Cannavaro already anticipates the Portugal-Italy duel and presents trump cards ‘against’ Ronaldo (World 2022)
Fábio Cannavaro, captain of the 2006 world champion Italy, commented on the draw for the play-offs for access to the 2022 World Cup, in which Portugal and Italy, the last two European champions, fell, talking about the difficulty of the draw that introduces the two teams on the same path .
In March 2022, Portugal face Turkey and Italy in Northern Macedonia before a possible meeting between the two in the play-off final, with Cannavaro talking about possible advantage that CR7’s spell at Juventus could give Italy, refusing the idea that Ronaldo may be “old” – by then he will be 37 years old.
«I don’t think so old. Cristiano will give everything in this game against Italy [se os adversários anteriores forem superados] because he wants to go to the Worlds. He will always be the most dangerous – they can criticize him all they want, but he continues to score a lot of goals. But we trust Chellini and Bonucci (Juventus centrals), who know their movements well. Cristiano is not as mobile as he was a few years ago and maybe that can play in our favor », he analyzed to Gazzetta dello Sport.
«Portugal is strong, but you need to be careful because you have to overcome anxiety in games. And they will have more playing at home. If we play our game, we’ll pass, we’ve already written big pages of our history in opposing camps, the last of which is the European 2020 final against England… », he also warned.
Cannavaro considers that in March the Italian national team will be even stronger: “Until then we have to recover the many players who were injured in November. I think about Immobile, which many criticize but which gives depth, after quality midfielders like Verratti and Pellegrini who weren’t at Euro… And maybe Spinazzola is also ready to play. »