9Sport preview: Italy vs Spain

Tonight we all are waiting for the next Fifa World Cup quantification games, the main game will be Italy vs Spain.


Italy manager Ventura declared that Italy must protect their best midfielder Marco Verratti who is expected to play only one game from the upcoming two.  We expect Verratti to play versus Spain and to be left out away versus Macedonia.

De Rossi , Montolivo or Parolo are batteling to play alongside Florenzi and Verratti. In the defensive line Italy will be without Chiellni. Romagnoli or Astori could replace him.

In the attacking line Belotti is in a grate form but Ventura will possibly choose Eder and Pelle to start the match.


Saul and Thiago could miss the upcoming two games, Herrera got the first international call up after preforming really well in Premier League. Javi Martinez is out with tight injury.

  • Spain have struggled against Italy in the past, most recently at Euro 2016, and Julen Lopetegui may look to tinker with formations to ensure the same problems do not occur on Thursday.
  • Sergi Roberto and Dani Carvajal are battling for a spot at right-back against Italy, while Vitolo, Alvaro Morata, Nolito and Isco are vying for the chance to impress further forward.

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