Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Prandelli Announces Starting XI

Genoa - Italy coach Cesare Prandelli confirmed Sebastian Giovinco and Alessandro Matri will duet on the front line when diving trials Azzurri against the United States.
"With 100 days left before the Euro 2012, we have to reconstruct the front lines. I wanted to wait until the last minute to Giuseppe Rossi and Antonio Cassano, "Prandelli said in a press conference ahead of the game as quoted by goal.com, Wednesday (02/29/2012).
"Matri provide us with depth, while Giovinco good at finding the position and capable of scoring goals," said 54-year-old coach.
While Andrea Pirlo in midfield will be accompanied by Claudio Marchisio and Antonio Nocerino. The new players move to Paris St. Thiago Motta Germain believed to be trequarista.
At the back, Christian Maggio, Andrea Barzagli, Angelo Ogbonna, and Domenico Criscito will escort the Italian defense in front of goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. In total, there are seven changes made by former Fiorentina pembesut when defeated Uruguay 0-1 November.
Italy starting XI following:
Italy (4-3-1-2): Buffon; Maggio, Barzagli, Ogbonna, Criscito; Marchisio, Pirlo, Nocerino; Motta; Matri, Giovinco.


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