Italy - Prandelli dismisses fix talk

Cesare Prandelli insists Italy are unfazed by talk of a possible fix between Spain and Croatia as he prepares his side for their final Group C match against Ireland.

If the Spain-Croatia match finishes in a a score draw of 2-2 or above on Monday, Italy will definitely be going home early.

But Prandelli insists this is something created by the media and that his players are fully focussed on the job at hand.

"I said the same thing three days ago, it depends on us, we have to prepare for this match and think only about our result," said Prandelli.

"Spain's image is based totally on their attractive style of play, on the spectacle and on having fun and it's impossible for them to consider fixing a match."

Italian headcoach Cesare Prandelli holds a ball during a training session of the Italian team at the municipal stadium in Poznan on June 17, 2012 on the eve of the Group C match Italy vs Ireland during the Euro 2012 football championships. AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE