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Draw leaves Prandelli red-faced

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 11: Head coach Italy Cesare Prandelli reacts during the international friendly match between Italy and Haiti at Estadio Sao Januario on June 11, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 11: Head coach Italy Cesare Prandelli reacts during the international friendly match between Italy and Haiti at Estadio Sao Januario on June 11, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli says he was 'embarrassed' following Tuesday's 2-2 draw with Haiti.

Italy, who sit 55 places above their Caribbean counterparts in the FIFA rankings, conceded twice in the final seven minutes after Emanuele Giaccherini and Claudio Marchisio had given Prandelli's men a two-goal lead.

And the 55-year-old admits the outcome was far from the morale-booster he would have hoped for ahead of his side's Confederations Cup opener against Mexico on June 16.

"It is certainly a bad result, and an embarrassing one, because a draw with Haiti is an embarrassment," he told Rai Sport.

"We arrived yesterday and made many changes. We should've been different in terms of spirit today.

"We have to take many aspects into consideration, most importantly we need to find our physical sharpness.

"We've worked towards this and you could see today we lost every single sprint, so we hope in five days the team can begin to deliver."