NEWS
Sunday November 17 2013
Probable Italy-Nigeria line-up

Giuseppe Rossi, Mario Balotelli and Emanuele Giaccherini are expected to start in Italy-Nigeria tomorrow.

The international friendly kicks off at Craven Cottage in London at 19.45 GMT on Monday.

Coach Cesare Prandelli tested out a line-up in the final training session with Rossi and Balotelli together in attack.

The Fiorentina forward has now recovered from a bout of tonsillitis that ruled him out of Friday’s 1-1 draw with Germany.

Daniele De Rossi is also fit again after spraining his toe, so should partner Riccardo Montolivo in midfield.

Antonio Candreva and Sunderland’s Giaccherini are the wide men, while the defence is completely revamped.

PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu takes over with Christian Maggio, Angelo Ogbonna, Andrea Ranocchia and Manuel Pasqual in front of him.

Italy (probable): Sirigu; Maggio, Ogbonna, Ranocchia, Pasqual; Candreva, De Rossi, Montolivo, Giaccherini; Rossi, Balotelli

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