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By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fluminense put up a brave fight but eventually lost 5-3 to Italy in a World Cup warm-up friendly in Volta Redonda yesterday afternoon. After an even first half, the Europeans came racing out of the blocks in the second, scoring three goals in as many minutes to put the contest to bed.

It was Italy's final friendly before they embark on their World Cup adventure this weekend. They have been drawn in . . .

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