Former Italy coach Dino Zoff believes Fabio Capello can win the World Cup with England.
Zoff, who lifted the coveted trophy in 1982, was born just down the road from Capello near Fruili and played 112 times for Italy in a career spanning 15 years between 1968 and 1983.
The former keeper, 67, said: "The World Cup is Capello's.
"Fabio has proved himself to be a great catch for England and I really believe he can take them all the way to success. The only problem they will have is tiredness as they will be coming from a long season in the Premier League and it is tough - but with Capello they have a winner.
"Italy have great potential but repeating their win of 2006 will be very difficult, though I think they will make the final four.
"What if Francesco Totti and Alessandro Nesta came back?
"Well, it would be different because Marcello Lippi would be able to call upon two valuable players who could help take the team to the next level.
"As for Argentina, I do not think they will go far and they could encounter difficulties.
"But I believe Brazil will always be there because of their tradition and players."