West Ham United striker Gianluca Scamacca is named in Italy’s starting lineup to face England at San Siro in their UEFA Nations League clash on Friday.
The 23-year-old, who is starting just his fourth international match for the Azzurri, replaces Lazio’s Ciro Immobile who misses out due to a minor muscle injury.
Roberto Mancini has seemingly decided to use a 3-5-2 formation, with centre-backs Leonardo Bonucci, Rafael Toloi and Francesco Acerbi lining up in the back three in front of goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Scamacca will be joined in attack by former Sassuolo teammate and current Napoli forward Giacomo Raspadori.
As for England, Harry Maguire, Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden and Harry Kane are among those to be named in Gareth Southgate‘s starting lineup, while AC Milan’s Fikayo Tomori is on the substitutes’ bench.
Italy starting XI: Donnarumma; Acerbi, Bonucci, Toloi; Di Lorenzo, Barella, Jorginho, Cristante, Dimarco; Scamacca, Raspadori
Subs: Meret, Vicario, Emerson, Bastoni, Felipe, Pobega, Gnonto, Grifo, Zerbin, Frattesi, Gabbiadini, Esposito
England starting XI: Pope; Walker, Dier, Maguire; James, Rice, Bellingham, Saka; Foden, Kane, Sterling
Subs: Ramsdale, Trippier, Shaw, Grealish, Coady, Ward-Prowse, Tomori, Mount, Bowen, Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Abraham