5 Dec 2009

Lippi wary of taking group too easily

12:24 pm on 5 December 2009

Italy coach Marcello Lippi sounded a warning to celebrating Italians after the reigning world champions were given what looked an easy draw in the World Cup.

Italy were grouped alongside debutants Slovakia, outsiders New Zealand and South Americans Paraguay in Group F.

But while that looks to be one of the weakest pools in the whole draw, Lippi warned that it would be dangerous to start thinking along those lines.

Lippi says the other teams in the group are only expecting to play three games so will be dangerous.