Daniele De Rossi and Mattia Destro should start the friendly match Italy–Ireland from the bench. This is what Cesare Prandelli said today during his press conference.
He also announced the lineup:
Sirigu, Darmian, Paletta, Bonucci, De Sciglio, Thiago Motta, Verratti, Montolivo, Marchisio, Rossi ed Immobile.
It seems clear that the goal of the Italian coach is to evaluate the physical condition of a few players such as Giuseppe Rossi, and De Sciglio which have lived a troubled season. It will be a very important match also for Verratti that will have to demonstrate that he has the right personality to be part of the expedition in Brazil.