Italy came into the European Championships hoping to restore some pride after a series of difficulties in their domestic game.
If that sounds familiar, it should do. Overcoming the odds to progress from a group which they could well have been eliminated from, holding their nerve against England and upsetting the Germans, Italy are one match from glory.
David Schiavone has been following Italy throughout the tournament, and gives us his thoughts on how they will fare in their match against Spain.
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