Thursday October 6 2011
Rossi fit to face Serbia

Giuseppe Rossi is expected to start for Italy against Serbia on Friday after recovering from a knee problem.

The Villarreal forward was a doubt for the Euro 2012 tie, but he came through Italy's latest training session on Thursday with no issues.

Given the absences of Mario Balotelli and Giampaolo Pazzini, Rossi is now expected to start in attack alongside Antonio Cassano.

The Azzurri will fly out to Belgrade later this afternoon with no worries about qualification as they have already booked their spot in the Finals.

Coach Cesare Prandelli has yet to name his team, but he's expected to field Giorgio Chiellini at left-back.

The rest of the defence could be made up of Christian Maggio, Andrea Barzagli and Leonardo Bonucci.

Fiorentina's Riccardo Montolivo is expected to be fielded as the attacking midfielder in a 4-3-1-2 system.