Sunday March 27 2011
Azzurri to be transformed in Kiev

Italy are set to change eight of their starting XI for Tuesday's friendly against Ukraine, including Alberto Gilardino and Giuseppe Rossi.

Cesare Prandelli said he would rotate the squad after the 1-0 win over Slovenia to test out all his players during this break for international duty.

It is reported he will change eight of the XI who started in Ljubljana on Friday, keeping only Giorgio Chiellini, Riccardo Montolivo and Alberto Aquilani.

The signs from the training sessions on Sunday would suggest the 4-3-1-2 system is confirmed, but with a vast change of personnel.

Bologna's Emiliano Viviano takes the gloves, while Davide Santon, Daniele Gastaldello and Domenico Criscito complete the defence with Chiellini.

In midfield, Montolivo is joined by Claudio Marchisio, Antonio Nocerino and Aquilani advanced to a trequartista role, which was taken in Slovenia by Stefano Mauri.

The two strikers will be Gilardino and Rossi.

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