Roberto Donadoni´s team are reigning world champions and were among the pre-tournament favourites - a status that will not have been helped after they were played off the park by the dominant Dutch.
"We apologise to our fans," said the Juventus veteran who served as captain in place of injured skipper Fabio Cannavaro. "We hope that we will react immediately and show our pride in our next game. Against Holland we have played the worst game since I joined the national team 12 years ago."
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