Saturday February 5 2011
Report: Motta given Italy clearance

It's reported FIFA have given the all-clear for Inter midfielder Thiago Motta to play for Italy next week.

The Brazilian has long been admired by Azzurri boss Cesare Prandelli and should receive his first call-up for the international friendly against Germany.

On Thursday FIGC President Giancarlo Abete confirmed he had lodged the paperwork to have Thiago Motta ready for this match on February 9.

According to the latest reports, FIFA have given the all-clear for the cap.