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England still one of world’s top sides despite summer setbacks – Roberto Mancini



Italy v Argentina – Finalissima 2022 – Wembley Stadium

Italy coach Roberto Mancini said England remained “one of the best teams in the world” despite their two recent defeats against Hungary.

England, who cannot qualify for the Nations League final, face Mancini’s side in their penultimate Group A3 game in Milan on Friday.

Mancini said: “I think England are one of the best teams in the world. It’s full of talent, especially the forwards.

England were held to a goalless draw by Italy in their previous Nations League game at Molineux in June (Zac Goodwin/PA)

“They have a lot of players apart from Harry Kane, who is an amazing player, but the young players around him can make a difference. So it will be a very tough game for us.