NEWS
Sunday June 26 2016
Italy have one doubt for Spain

There is only one doubt for Antonio Conte going into tomorrow’s showdown with Spain – who starts on the left.

The Round of 16 kicks off in Paris on Monday at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT).

Antonio Candreva has been ruled out with a thigh injury and there are fears it could be more serious than expected.

Federico Bernardeschi was back in training today after a knock to the knee.

Again in this morning’s training session, versatile Roma man Alessandro Florenzi was used on the right side of midfield in place of Candreva.

The only question mark now is who will start on the left wing, as there are three choices.

Stephan El Shaarawy seems the least likely to be picked, as he is considered more of an attacking substitute off the bench by Conte.

Matteo Darmian of Manchester United or Milan’s Mattia De Sciglio are the prime candidates for that place.

Spain seem intent on sticking to the same XI that started all three Euro 2016 matches so far, despite reports Koke or Aritz Aduriz would be drafted in.

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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