Associated Press  |  Last updated June 25, 2013
Spain will have to beat Italy in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup, and deal with a few distractions, too. The World Cup winners answered almost as many questions Tuesday about a robbery in their team hotel last week - and denied it was linked to late-night partying - as they did about the tropical heat in northeastern Brazil and Italy's desire for revenge. The Italians were beaten 4-0 by Spain a year ago in the final of the European championship. One distraction will be missing in Wednesday's game - Italian striker Mario Balotelli - who is out with a left leg injury as Spain tries to reach Sunday's final in Rio de Janeiro.
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