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Italy coach says Spain still favorite
AFP, June 29th, 2012 4PM
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Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says Spain remains the favorite to when the Euro 2012 final despite Italy's impressive performance its 2-1 semifinal win over Germany.

"The favorite is Spain because they've been working for many years and they dominate every game," said Prandelli. "There's still a game to play, it's tiring because it's a short tournament and physical condition can play a part. We'll come up against a brilliant team who are always able to play their game and have shown that over recent years, so they're favorites."

Although he was delighted with his team, Prandelli was upset that it failed to kill off the game in the second half despite having several opportunities

"We were very tired in the last 10 minutes, not least because we played 120 minutes four days ago and it was a heavy field," he said. "We had four chances to deservedly go 3-0 up but we didn't do it and in soccer it only takes one episode, a free-kick or a penalty, and it can put you in difficulty."

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