Italy can still improve, says Mancini

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Italy coach Roberto Mancini says his European champions can improve even further before the World Cup takes place in Qatar next year.

Following their Euro 2020 triumph last month the Azzurri are unbeaten in 34 competitive games, one match away from equalling the all-time international record held by Brazil (1993-96) and Spain (2007-09).

Mancini's side have won all three of their qualifying games for the World Cup.

"We can improve in the 14 months from now until the World Cup," Mancini said on Monday.

"Nothing has changed. Our life will go on and our work too. We have won the European Championship, we have made ourselves and 60 million Italians happy.

"This is what made us so proud, the fact that we gave happiness to all these people.

"But there are still five qualifying matches to go and these must be treated with care."

Italy play Bulgaria on Thursday at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence.

They visit Switzerland in Basel on Sunday, before hosting Lithuania on September 8 at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio-Emilia.

"We start again against players who have already played in the league for eight or nine matches," Mancini said.

"The important thing is qualify, then we will have time for the final phase."

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