It may not count for anything, but the rehearsal for Friday's 2014 World Cup draw has shaken the Italian media after it handed the Azzurri a nightmare group.
The 2006 World Cup winning nation seems to have rebuilt a squad under Cesare Prandelli that could challenge for football's ultimate prize.
But a good draw can be vital and there are some outcomes that would pile the pressure on the Italians, such as the one presented in the rehearsal.
Italy qualified for the World Cup by topping European Qualification Group B which contained Denmark, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Armenia and Malta.
The Azzurri remained unbeaten throughout the qualification process and their ticket to Brazil never really looked in any doubt.
AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli was the top scorer in the group with five goals while Southampton's Pablo Daniel Osvaldo netted four.
The rehearsal draw in full:
GROUP A - Brazil, Italy, France, Australia
GROUP B - Uruguay, Nigeria, USA, Croatia
GROUP C - Argentina, Ghana, Costa Rica, Russia
GROUP D - Switzerland, Chile, Japan, Greece
GROUP E - Spain, Ivory Coast, South Korea, England
GROUP F - Colombia, Cameroon, Honduras, Holland
GROUP G - Germany, Ecuador, Iran, Portugal
GROUP H - Belgium, Algeria, Mexico, Bosnia
Could Italy get past France and Brazil?
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