EURO 2020 | Latest on Italy’s possible formation against Belgium

by | Jul 1, 2021 15:36

Italy will train at the Allianz Arena at 17.30 UK time today, and it’s still uncertain if Francesco Acerbi or Giorgio Chiellini will play against Belgium.

The match against the Red Devils kicks off at 20.00 UK time on Friday, July 3.

One of the main concerns is still Chiellini’s conditions, but the defender is expected to give an update during the press conference today, as he will most likely join Roberto Mancini at 16.45 UK time.

Italy have travelled to Munich ahead of the big game against the Belgians and continue their preparations at the Allianz Stadium in Bavaria.

Italy CT Mancini will understand if Chiellini can be back with Leonardo Bonucci tonight, whilts Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Leonardo Spinazzola are expected out wide in defence.

Inter star Nicolò Barella should get the nod again and should be placed to mark Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne on Friday night.

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho seems certain in the middle, with Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Marco Verratti preferred over Sassuolo man Manuel Locatelli to complete the midfield trident.

But watch out for the attack, as Mancini tried Juventus winger Federico Chiesa in the place of Sassuolo forward Domenico Berardi at right, and the duo will fight to play up front with Lazio’s Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne of Napoli.

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