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Italy v Germany - International Friendly

<> on November 15, 2013 in Milan, Italy.

Claudio Villa

It’s a clash of international titans in Bordeaux on Saturday, as Germany and Italy duke it out for a place in EURO 2016’s semifinals.

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Germany will be favored, in no small way because Italy’s combination of injuries and suspensions come in a midfield where Die Mannschaft would’ve already been expected to do its thing.

That said, Italy is as stingy as it comes and Antonio Conte has Gli Azzurri well-organized this tournament.

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EURO 2016, Game 47: Italy vs. Germany

When: Saturday, 3 p.m. ET

Where: Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux in Bordeaux

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