Note: Aint this odd ? or is this a good strategy ? 

MICHAEL BALLACK insists Germany have ‘no chance’ of beating Italy today.

The German skipper stepped up the mind games ahead of the semi-final clash by claiming the Azzurri were favourites to win.

Marcello Lippi’s men romped to a 4-1 win when the sides met in a friendly in March.

Onward …