Donadoni expects Dutch favour

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Italy coach Roberto Donadoni expects Holland to beat Romania on Tuesday and give the Azzurri a chance to advance to the next round of Euro 2008 - even if the Dutch field a second-string side.

With Holland having thrashed Italy and France, Marco van Basten´s team have already sealed first place in Group C and the coach is likely to rest players against second-placed Romania.

And Donadoni said: "Trying to put myself in the boots of Dutch players, if I was one of the Dutch players on the bench and asked to lose against Romania, I would feel humiliated. Why would I play badly? That would be humiliating compared to the way the first squad has been playing."

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