What happens when two Italians get the ball together in a World Cup final

Mac Miller and Mauro Icardi are set to square off against each other in the first leg of the World Cup semifinals, with Icardio having scored in the last match of the tournament. 

But what do the two players have in common? 

According to their respective websites, they are both former champions and are both keen on making their mark in the next World Cup. 

Miller, who was born in the town of Brescia, has scored 20 goals in his 15 appearances for Juventus this season, while Icardia, who came through the ranks at Milan, has made the net 23 times for the Serie A giants. 

Both players are looking to make a splash in the quarter-finals, and both are looking for a result in the tie, which takes place on Friday night in Milan. 

“We are both Juventus supporters, and I have a very good relationship with my team-mate,” Miller said in a statement.

“It’s a shame we don’t have more games left, because we could be facing each other for the first time.” 

“In Milan, we were all young, and we wanted to play together,” Icardo added.

“In Bresci, we will have a lot more time to work together and build our team.

It will be very exciting to face each other.” 

There will be no red card for either player, with the goalkeeping pair only having to miss out due to their injuries. 

The two have made up the first half of the Milan-Juventus game at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, and have started their respective games together. 

Icardi has scored a brace in his first game for Juventus, while Miller has netted four times. 

This tie will be the first match between the two Italy teams since the final of the 2009 World Cup in Brazil. 

On Tuesday, Icardes team-mates Gianluigi Buffon and Edinson Cavani also made a surprise appearance for Juventus in their first match in the Champions League, and will also be at the ground for the second leg. 

In their first game against the hosts, Juventus won 3-1, but lost 2-0 to Brescian side Pescara on Thursday. 

Juventus have won two of their last three World Cup matches, and their only defeat of the season came in the opening game of the 2008 tournament in Chile. 

Milan are currently two points adrift of the second place finish, having just been held off the brink of qualification by Inter. 

If the tie goes to penalties, ICardi and Miller will be facing off in the shootout. 

Should the match go to penalties and Milan win, the result will go to extra time, with penalties are awarded at a 1-1 draw. 

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