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The national team coach has made it clear that the AC Milan forward and the Villarreal ace will feature from the beginning on Friday

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has revealed that AC Milan forward Antonio Cassano and Villarreal star Giuseppe Rossi will form Italy's attack in Friday's Euro 2012 qualifier away against Serbia.

Cassano made the headlines for all the wrong reasons earlier this week when he insulted a journalist, but he later apologised and was forgiven by Prandelli.

"The situation was resolved quickly. It made me think that Cassano immediately decided to offer his apologies. To me, that was enough. He meant what he said," Prandelli was quoted as saying by Il Corriere dello Sport.

"Of course, we could have done without this incident. It was quite serious, but Antonio has apologised in front of everyone. He will play from the start with Giuseppe Rossi and Riccardo Montolivo behind them."

Italy have already qualified for next year's tournament with 22 points from eight games. Serbia are second in Group C with 14 points.