NEWS
Sunday October 9 2011
Prandelli test for N Ireland

Claudio Marchisio is available for Tuesday's match with Northern Ireland, as Italy tested out their starting XI.

The midfielder scored in the 1-1 draw against Serbia on Friday evening, but limped off with a sprained left ankle.

He is recovering well and took part in today's full training session at the Coverciano camp.

Cesare Prandelli oversaw a game between ranks with 10 against 10, handing the yellow bibs to those expected to start in the final Euro 2012 qualifier.

Mattia Cassani was right-back with Andrea Barzagli and Leonardo Bonucci, then Federico Balzaretti at left-back.

Andrea Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi were again in midfield, but joined by Antonio Nocerino rather than Marchisio.

Alberto Aquilani stepped in as trequartista behind Antonio Cassano and Sebastian Giovinco.