Record win the World Cup in a row. The first was Italy in 1934 and 1938. Another is Brazil in 1958 and 1962.
Italy coach Marcello Lippi was determined to bring Italy became the only team that is able to become champion in a row twice. Italy are world champions in 2006.
"Italy does not only come to the World Cup finals only to play well. We came to win," said Lippi.
"In the 80-year history of the World Cup and Brazil we only ever won twice in a row. That is not easy for anyone to do it. But we have a chance."
In qualifying, the Italian did not appear too convincing. While appearing as a champion Group 8, the appearance of the Azzurri on several occasions not to show their capacity as defending champions.
"We can not forget that we were still world champions. But most of us knew what to do to become champion again," Lippi said.
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