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France v Italy – The 2006 World Cup finalists each face a must-win clash here if they want to keep their Euro 2008 dreams alive. See the latest betting & match preview.

Coach Josef Hickersberger highlighted Austria’s lack of firepower as the reason behind their Euro 2008 exit.

Asutria were knocked out after a 1-0 defeat to neighbours Germany, but as in their earlier matches, the co-hosts performed well but were found wanting in front of goal.

“We weren’t able to do up front what we had hoped,” said Hickersberger.

After the Germany match, Hickersberger said it was “too early” to speak about his future.

“We’ll have to wait and see,” Hickersberger said. “We’ll have talks in the next couple of days. I have to make my mind up and, of course, it’s not just my decision.

“The team has proven it’s better than most thought. We could play along with other teams at a high level. We were not good enough to win. We failed to reach our goal and, as a coach, I will be judged by that result.”

Austria team manager Andreas Herzog insisted that Austria had much to be proud of from their three games at Euro 2008.

“We have a very young team and they’re all depressed in the dressing room right now,” Herzog said.

“With two years of hard work we’ve been able to show that people can play good football in Austria.”

France v Italy – The 2006 World Cup finalists each face a must-win clash here if they want to keep their Euro 2008 dreams alive. See the latest betting & match preview.

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