Soccer: Italy must be more ruthless, precise says Mancini

Azzurri held 0-0 in Switzerland, record unbeaten run of 36 games

(ANSA) - ROME, SEP 6 - Italy coach Roberto Mancini said his men must be "more ruthless and precise" after the European champions wasted many chances in a goalless draw in Sunday's World Cup qualifier against Switzerland in Basel.
    Domenico Berardi failed to take advantage of a one-one-one with the hosts' goalkeeper in the first half and Jorginho failed to convert a penalty in the second.
    It was the second consecutive game in which Italy dropped points, after Friday's 1-1 draw with Bulgaria, and the draw sapped the joy out of the national team setting a new international record by taking their unbeaten run up to 36 games.
    Italy remain top of European qualifying Group C with 11 points from five games, four more than Switzerland who, however, have two games in hand.
    Mancini's men face Lithuania in Reggio Emilia on Wednesday.


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