Italian captain introduces first World Cup Test: “We need to see if we’ve grown mentally”
Italy’s preparation for the World Cup in New Zealand from October 8 to November 12 begins. On the night between Sunday 24th July and Monday 25th (midnight kick-off Italian time, where in Italy it will be broadcast is yet to be determined) the Blue will take on fourth-placed power Canada in a Test match. World ranking.
Canada’s opponents will also be in Group B at the World Cup, which includes the USA and Japan. A more important test is to understand where Andrea di Giandomenico’s work stands.
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“There is a lot of excitement in the group before the start and we are eager to get to know our direct opponents on the field at the World Cup,” Manuela Farlan tells the official channels of Fir: “These weeks we are in full preparation, from an athletic and mental point of view “.
“The challenge with Canada will be very useful to understand where we are – continues the Italian captain – and to understand if we have that mental development that we lacked in some Six Nations tournaments. We will need it to make a difference in the decisive moments “.
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The Blues are coming off a six-nation run that ended on a crescendo after a difficult start, in which they beat Scotland and Wales in style. However, to play for the World Championship, we need to take a step forward: “We need to improve our approach to the competition and have more clarity on the pitch, to make better decisions from a tactical point of view.”
“We have to keep the pace of the game high – concludes Furlan – and pay attention to the details: from steps to communication, from transfer to initial position. A demanding and very motivating challenge awaits us.
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