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Thursday June 2 2011
Prandelli tests 4-3-1-2 Italy

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli persisted with a 4-3-1-2 during the national side's final training session at Coverciano.

The Azzurri take on Estonia in Modena tomorrow night and Prandelli tested a different starting XI today to the one he experimented with on Wednesday.

Juventus 'keeper Gigi Buffon was handed the gloves behind a defence consisting of Mattia Cassani, Andrea Ranocchia, Giorgio Chiellini and Federico Balzaretti.

Prandelli may have a few doubts about the rearguard though as he could use Alessandro Gamberini instead of Ranocchia, while Mimmo Criscito is an alternative to Balzaretti.

In midfield, new Juventus signing Andrea Pirlo was asked to create with Claudio Marchisio and Riccardo Montolivo alongside him.

Juventus' Alberto Aquilani was used in an attacking midfield role, supporting Antonio Cassano and Giuseppe Rossi in attack.

Italy lead Euro 2012 Group C by five points over Slovenia and Serbia, as well as having a game in hand over those two nations.

Italy [possible]: Buffon; Cassani, Ranocchia, Chiellini, Balzaretti; Marchisio, Pirlo, Montolivo; Aquilani; Cassano, Rossi

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