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Italy to play Fluminense in final warm-up match

May 9, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Italy will play Brazilian club Fluminense in a final warm-up match before the start of its World Cup campaign.

The match will take place in Rio de Janeiro on June 8, six days before Italy’s first World Cup test against England in Manaus.

Italy also faces Costa Rica and Uruguay in Group D.

Cesare Prandelli’s side plays Luxembourg in Perugia and Ireland in Italy in two other friendly matches before its departure to Brazil.

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