World Cup 2010: Italy vs. New Zealand Live Stream [UPDATED]
Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was diagnosed with a herniated disc after exiting the Paraguay game at halftime, while midfielder Andrea Pirlo will again be on the sidelines because of a calf injury. However, the 31-year-old AC Milan star may be able to make the final group game against Slovakia on Thursday. Cagliari’s Federico Marchetti, meanwhile, will take Buffon’s place for the Italians, who must beat New Zealand to restore some order to the group.
The All Whites have only faced Italy once before–in a thrilling friendly last year wherein Marcello Lippi’s side prevailed 4-3. But New Zealand goes into today’s clash buoyed by winning their first-ever World Cup point in Tuesday’s 1-1 stalemate with Slovakia, so expect a good match-up.
The match kicks-off at 16:00 CET (10:00 a.m. ET).
UPDATE: New Zealand took an early lead against the Azzurri before being pegged back to 1-1. The draw gives the All Whites a chance to reach the next round and stun the football world if they beat Paraguay in their final group match.