The journalist, Paolo Condò, wrote on The Republic of Belgium-Italy. The opponents have been number one in the Fifa ranking for almost three years despite not having won anything, and this in some ways – we read – is a problem of the ranking rather than his. The availability of Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne is a central and deceptive theme, given that Roberto Martinez’s natural pre-tactic aims to leave doubt until the end. If you aspire to win the tournament you need 16/17 starters: Di Lorenzo, Acerbi, Verrati, Pessina and Chiesa have been added to the 11 Azzurri in the opening match against Turkey. While the holders of Belgium are no more than 12/13 and this could work in our favor.