NEWS
Saturday June 25 2016
Italy and Spain stick to guns

Despite reports of tactical adjustments, Spain look set to field the same XI against Italy in the Round of 16.

It kicks off in Paris on Monday at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT).

There were multiple reports in Spain and Italy that Vicente Del Bosque would make changes to spread the Azzurri defence and deal with their 3-5-2 system.

However, today La Roja tested out the same XI that beat the Czech Republic and Turkey, then went on to lose 2-1 to Croatia.

That means Alvaro Morata remains as centre-forward rather than moving wide left, flanked by Nolito and David Silva.

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke is also not seemingly going to get his first start of the tournament.

Italy have lost Antonio Candreva to injury – the player Spanish fans voted online as the one they most feared in this match.

Alessandro Florenzi of Roma, who famously scored from midfield against Barcelona in the Champions League, is expected to take his place.

Italy (probable): Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Florenzi, Parolo, De Rossi, Giaccherini, Darmian; Eder, Pellè

Spain (probable): De Gea; Juanfran, Pique, Ramos, Alba; Fabregas, Busquets, Iniesta; David Silva, Morata, Nolito

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