Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcello Lippi says Italy can use the betting scandal to their advantage in the Euros.

Lippi led Italy to the 2006 World Cup as his nation were engulfed in the Calciopoli controversy.

"It reminds me of those days in 2006," said Lippi.

"I think as soon as the Nazionale sets off for Poland, they will think only about football, training and the Euros.

"The advice I give to Prandelli and the players is to stay calm and focus only on Euro 2012. I remember that week leading up to the tournament at Coverciano wasn't easy for us either."