NEWS
Tuesday March 20 2018
Italy use 4-3-3 against Argentina

Gigi Di Biagio’s first Italy line-up against Argentina is expected to be a 4-3-3 with Jorginho, Federico Chiesa, Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne.

The Interim CT has been put in charge for friendlies against Argentina on Friday and England next Tuesday.

He adopted the 4-3-3 formation most often during his Under-21 tenure and is likely to continue that approach with the senior Azzurri.

This would enable him to get the best out of Napoli winger Insigne and Fiorentina’s Chiesa, who will be having his first senior Italy cap.

Antonio Candreva is another option for the right side of the trident attack.

There are still some roles up for grabs, specifically in midfield, where only two of Marco Verratti, Jorginho and Lazio’s Marco Parolo will start.

Giorgio Chiellini and Alessio Romagnoli are injured, so Daniele Rugani should partner Leonardo Bonucci in central defence.

Probable line-up

Italy (4-3-3): Buffon; Florenzi, Bonucci, Rugani, Spinazzola (Darmian); Jorginho (Parolo), Verratti, Bonaventura (Pellegrini); Chiesa (Candreva), Immobile, Insigne

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