NEWS
Tuesday June 11 2019
Euro 2020 line-ups: Italy v Bosnia

Italy bring in Federico Bernardeschi, Fabio Quagliarella and Gianluca Mancini as they take on Miralem Pjanic and Edin Dzeko’s Bosnia-Herzegovina in this Euro 2020 qualifier.

It kicks off at the Juventus Stadium in Turin at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

You can follow the build-up and action as it happens and give your views on the LIVEBLOG.

The Nazionale have had a perfect start to qualifying, winning all three games with 11 goals scored and none conceded, already three points clear at the top of Group J.

They are fresh from a dominant 3-0 win away to Greece, but there are a couple of changes to the starting XI.

Some of these Italy players will skip the summer vacation, as they’ll take part in the European Under-21 Championships with Italy, starting on Sunday against Spain.

Cristiano Biraghi, Leonardo Spinazzola, Matteo Politano, Mattia Caldara, Mattia Perin and Gianluigi Donnarumma are still carrying injuries, while Nicolò Zaniolo and Moise Kean are preparing for the Under-21 team.

Federico Chiesa makes way for Federico Bernardeschi in the trident attack.

Capocannoniere veteran Quagliarella steps in for Andrea Belotti, but Lorenzo Insigne retains his spot.

Emerson Palmieri is the only real available left-back, but Atalanta’s Gianluca Mancini is given a chance on the right rather than Alessandro Florenzi.

Bosnia were beaten 2-0 in Finland on Saturday, leaving them in joint third place with just four points, having also drawn 2-2 with Greece.

Juventus midfielder Pjanic was suspended for that Finnish outing, but he returns and is playing in his home stadium.

Roma centre-forward Dzeko leads the attack with support from Edin Visca and Amer Gojak.

Empoli creative midfielder Rade Krunic is out of action with an injury, but Genoa defender Ervin Zukanovic starts.

Italy: Sirigu; Mancini, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson Palmieri; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Bernardeschi, Quagliarella, Insigne

Italy bench: Cragno, Gollini, De Sciglio, Lo Pellegrini, Belotti, El Shaarawy, Romagnoli, Chiesa, Sensi, Florenzi, Immobile, Cristante

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Sehic; Todorovic, Bicakcic, Zukanovic, Civic; Besic, Pjanic, Saric; Visca, Dzeko, Gojak

Bosnia bench: Kovacevic, Piric, Nastic, Memisevic, Duljevic, Cimirot, Sunjic, Bajic, Prevljak, Vrancic, Zakaric, Milosevic

Ref: Estrada Fernandez (ESP)

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