Fluminense and Italy have submitted their official line-ups for this evening’s practise match between the two teams.
Cesare Prandelli named his Azzurri starting 11 yesterday and he will hope his side can build some momentum as they prepare to begin their World Cup campaign. There are ten changes from the team who began the disappointing 1-1 home draw with Luxembourg last Wednesday, with only Ignazio Abate retaining his place.
Mattia Perin deputises for Gigi Buffon in goal, there are three changes made to Prandelli’s back four and the likes of Alessio Cerci, Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne get their final chances to stake their claim for a place up front next week against England.
The Azzurri will tonight be going for their first win in eight matches.
The Brazilian club side meanwhile name an experimental 11, with their domestic season now having taken a break for the duration of the World Cup.
Kick-off at the Estadio Silvio Raulino de Oliveira is at 21.30 BST.
Fluminense: Felipe; Bruno, Gum, Fabricio, Carlinhos; Diguinho, Chiquinho; D. Conca, Jean, Gustavo; Walter
Italy: Perin; Abate, Paletta, Ranocchia, Darmian; Aquilani, Thiago Motta, Parolo; Cerci, Immobile, Insigne
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