It’s reported Ciro Immobile was meant to come on against Costa Rica, but Cesare Prandelli was forced to switch.
The Coach was under fire for his choices after the 1-0 defeat in Recife, particularly his decision not to introduce Serie A Capocannoniere Immobile.
According to the latest report from ANSA, that had been the original plan to come on for Mario Balotelli.
However, at that moment Claudio Marchisio told the bench he needed to be replaced, as he was suffering from cramp.
With this in mind, Prandelli changed his approach and threw on Torino wide man Alessio Cerci instead.