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World Cup Qualifying Game Time Thread: Italy vs. Armenia

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International break? Ha! Who needs one?! Well, now that you mention it...

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The Azzurri are back — and with eight Juventus players on the roster ready to help the team continue their qualification for the 2014 World Cup.

Today's task is to beat an Armenia team that has just as many wins as Italy does. Wait, what? Does that make much sense at all?

/looks at current group table

My god. What in the world is going on here, people? Then again, it's been two games into World Cup qualifying that lasts until March of next year. So it's not like things are close to being completely wrapped up in the group.

But hey, Italy is Italy and Armenia is Armenia. The favorite should be clear — and if Italy don't come away with a win against a team they are certainly better than, then that's not a very good sign.

The squad, in case you forgot, is as follows..

GK: Buffon (Juventus), De Sanctis (Napoli), Sirigu (Paris Saint-Germain), Viviano (Fiorentina)

DEF: Abate (Milan), Balzaretti (Roma), Barzagli (Juventus), Bonucci (Juventus), Chiellini (Juventus), Criscito (Zenit St. Petersburg), Maggio (Napoli), Ogbonna (Torino), Ranocchia (Inter)

MID: Candreva (Lazio), De Rossi (Roma), Diamanti (Bologna), Giaccherini (Juventus), Marchisio (Juventus), Montolivo (Milan), Pirlo (Juventus), Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain)

FWD: Balotelli (Manchester City), Destro (Roma), El Shaarawy (Milan), Gilardino (Bologna), Giovinco (Juventus), Osvaldo (Roma)

Italy XI (4-3-1-2): Buffon; Maggio, Barzagli, Bonucci, Criscito; De Rossi, Pirlo, Marchisio; Montolivo; Osvaldo, Giovinco