Giuseppe Rossi burst onto the world football scene with Italy in 2008-9 as a 21-year-old wunderkind. He is now a well-traveled 30-year-old closing out his club career with Genoa. But does he have the stuff to make it all the way back to his national side?
In 2014, Germany ran over Brazil in the semis of the World Cup. This week Germany easily won another semi against Mexico fielding an entirely new team.
Germany may have put forth its B or C team, but they played with the same ruthlessness we’ve come to expect from the Die Mannschaft.