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Friday September 6 2013
Italy-Bulgaria: Insigne for Giaccherini?

Reports are emerging Lorenzo Insigne could be picked ahead of Emanuele Giaccherini in tonight’s Italy-Bulgaria World Cup qualifier.

The tie kicks off at the Stadio Barbera in Palermo at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

Media predictions have consistently suggested a 4-3-2-1 system with Alberto Gilardino in the centre-forward role, as Mario Balotelli, Dani Osvaldo and Riccardo Montolivo are suspended.

Antonio Candreva and Giaccherini were expected to support Gila, but just hours before the game Sky Sport Italia claim that Insigne is going to start.

The Napoli starlet has only two senior caps to his name, but impressed in the friendly against Argentina and scored a fantastic goal.

He is also a more attacking option than Sunderland’s Giaccherini.

Italy probable: Buffon: Abate, Bonucci, Chiellini, Antonelli; Thiago Motta, Pirlo, De Rossi; Candreva, Insigne; Gilardino

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