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Cesare Prandelli glad Italy are unseeded

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli believes that being a second seed for the World Cup will help his side's concentration levels.

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has admitted that it is preferable for him that his side are unseeded for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Prandelli's side's failure to beat Denmark and Armenia in the last week meant that they were not among the top eight sides in the FIFA world rankings released this morning.

"We aren't seeds? It's better that way," Prandelli told ANSA. "I prefer lower expectations and higher concentration straight away to excessive dreams.

"I am not frightened by the risk of meeting Brazil or Spain straight away. In fact, look at how it went for us at Euro 2012."

Italy topped qualifying Group B from Denmark and the Czech Republic.

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Italy's coach Cesare Prandelli on the touchline during the Confederations Cup match against Uruguay on June 30, 2013
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