Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli To Announce His First Squad Today

New look Italy set to take on the Ivory Coast in London....
The new Italy national coach, Cesare Prandelli, will issue at statement at 1330 CET confirming his new squad at a press conference today.

The Azzurri will take on the Ivory Coast in London in four days time for Prandelli's first game in charge, as calls from Italy beg for some youth to be installed in the set-up; the Italians were shocked by the disappointing exit at the World Cup group stage in South Africa.

The former Fiorentina coach has been given the backing of many former coaches and players and looks likely to include "bad boys" Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano.

The squad will meet up at Sunday lunch time for their first session together.

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