Monday November 18 2013
De Rossi to match Facchetti caps

Roma’s Daniele De Rossi will equal the number of caps won by Inter legend Giacinto Facchetti if he features against Nigeria tonight.

The midfielder has won 93 caps to date in an international career which has seen him lift the 2006 World Cup and finish as a runner up at Euro 2012.

De Rossi is expected to feature in London this evening after recovering from a foot problem he encountered against Sassuolo.

De Rossi, 30, won his first cap under Marcello Lippi in September 2004.

Facchetti is seventh in the all-time appearance list thanks to his 94 caps.

Ahead of him are Gianluca Zambrotta (98), Andrea Pirlo (106), Dino Zoff (112), Paolo Maldini (126), Fabio Cannavaro (136) and Gigi Buffon (138).

Italy drew 1-1 with Germany on Friday. Highlights can be seen below.

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