How should we line up for Estonia lads?
This is the squad that was named by Prandelli.
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Salvatore Sirigu (Palermo), Emiliano Viviano (Bologna)
Defenders: Davide Astori (Cagliari), Federico Balzaretti (Palermo), Mattia Cassani (Palermo), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Domenico Criscito (Genoa), Alessandro Gamberini (Fiorentina), Christian Maggio (Napoli), Andrea Ranocchia (Inter Milan)
Midfielders: Alberto Aquilani (Juventus), Claudio Marchisio (Juventus), Riccardo Montolivo (Fiorentina), Thiago Motta (Inter), Antonio Nocerino (Palermo), Angelo Palombo (Sampdoria), Andrea Pirlo (AC Milan);
Forwards: Mario Balotelli (Manchester City), Antonio Cassano (Milan), Alberto Gilardino (Fiorentina), Sebastian Giovinco (Parma), Alessandro Matri (Juventus), Giampaolo Pazzini (Inter), Giuseppe Rossi (Villarreal)
Very disappointed there was no place for Abate who has been the best full back in Serie A by some way this season. I take it Bonucci has been left out due to being out of the Juve side in recent weeks. He’s been very solid anytime he has pulled the national shirt on but I guess Prandelli wants his defenders featuring regularly.
Motta and Balotelli have since been ruled out of the Estonia and Ireland games.
Team I would like to see face Estonia would be:
Maggio Ranocchia Chiellini Criscito
Aquilani Nocerino Montolivo
I do suspect that Prandelli will go with Balzaretti at left back and Palombo in midfield in place of Nocerino.