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WORLD CUP

France 1-3 Italy: international friendly

Goals from three LaLiga players were enough to see France passed Italy as Umtiti, Griezmann and Dembele scored with Bonucci netting for Italy.

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France's foward Ousmane Dembele (R) celebrates with France's foward Antoine Griezmann (2R) after scoring a goal during the friendly football match between France and Italy at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, southeastern France, on June 1, 2
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France take on Italy at Allianz Riviera in Nice, France as they look forward to the World Cup after a victory over Ireland during the week, with kick-off at 21:00 CEST. Meanwhile. Italy, who missed out on the tournament in Russia this summer, have a new manager in Roberto Mancini and want to build on their win over Saudi Arabia during the week.

One of the big questions is how Didier Deschamps will set up his side in Russia this year. David Trezeguet says France have everything to win the tournament but they will need to utilise all of their best players. Against Italy, we will get one last look as to what Deschamps is thinking with their first game against Ukraine in the groups stages on 18th June. They also play USA next week but it is thought that Deschamps will rest many of his first-teamers for that game to protect them.

Mario Balotelli came back into the fold with a goal against Saudi Arabia and Andrea Belotti scored in the second half as Mancini got his stint off to a winning start. They are not going to the World Cup and are starting a brand new era. Playing France, who are priming for the World Cup will be a good test as to what Mancini is thinking with his tactics.

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