Both teams just went through a rigorous semi-final against Brazil and Spain respectively, but it won’t deter them from giving their best to finish this competition strongly.

In this case, probably Uruguay are in a better state than Italy because Uruguay had 1 extra day to rest while Azzuri just went through a gruelling extra time plus penalty shoot-outs against Espana.

Cavani, Forlan and Suarez will work hand in hand to break Italy’s stubborn defense led by Chiellini.

The beard master Andrea Pirlo will test ruguay’s midfield to see if they have the class to contain the European powerhouse’s attacking intent.