Cannavaro insists Italy will be ready

Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro says they're ready for today's huge game against Slovakia.

The departing Juventus defender sat next to Coach Marcello Lippi in this last night’s Press conference ahead of the decider with Slovakia.

“I repeat what the Coach has said, that we don’t want the Slovakia test to be our last match,” said the defender.

“We’ve been preparing for this World Cup for two years and don’t want to go home after three games. The best is yet to come.”

A Spanish journalist asked former Real Madrid star Cannavaro whether Italy ought to be “ashamed” that they risk going out in the first round.

“No shame at all. We play football and know this can happen. We are Italy, we have won four World Cups and people always expect the best from us.

“We’re used to this kind of pressure.”