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Italy Coach Marcello Lippi Blames Altitude Training For Mexico Defeat

Italy coach Marcello Lippi has played down the 2-1 defeat to Mexico by shifting the spotlight from a lacklustre performance to a hard training regime.

Carlos Vela and Alberto Medina ensured the Azzurri's pre-World Cup preparations got off to the worst possible start. Leonardo Bonucci cut the deficit, but it was not enough.

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