Friday June 1 2018
Mancini explains experiments

Roberto Mancini explained his radically-experimental Italy side to face France. “Risking defeat is how you learn and see what you can do.”

It kicks off in Nice at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

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Mancio retains the 4-3-3 formation after beating Saudi Arabia 2-1 on his debut, but gives Mattia Caldara, Rolando Mandragora and Domenico Berardi their senior debuts.

“France are one of the candidates to win the World Cup, so it’ll be a very tough test,” the CT told Rai Sport.

“We can risk defeat, but that’s how you learn and see what you can do.”

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