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Wednesday February 9 2011
Line-ups: Azzurri back in Dortmund

Antonio Cassano, Giampaolo Pazzini and debutant Thiago Motta start as Italy take on Germany in Dortmund.

The international friendly kicks off at 19.45 UK time and will see the teams clash in the same city as their epic 2006 World Cup semi-final.

Coach Cesare Prandelli welcomes back Cassano and Gianluigi Buffon after long absences, while he reunites the former Sampdoria partnership with Pazzini.

Inter midfielder Thiago Motta starts on his debut for Italy, as the Brazil-born player only got the all-clear from FIFA days before the game.

As with Juventus, Giorgio Chiellini has been re-routed to his old spot at left-back, making way for ex-Bari teammates Andrea Ranocchia and Leonardo Bonucci.

Germany have chosen Lukas Podolski, Mezut Ozil and Thomas Muller as support for Miroslav Klose.

Germany: Neuer; Aogo, Mertesacker, Badstuber, Lahm; Khedira, Schweinsteiger; Ozil, Podolski, Mueller; Klose

Italy: Buffon; Cassani, Bonucci, Ranocchia, Chiellini; Montolivo, Thiago Motta, De Rossi; Mauri; Cassano, Pazzini

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