By Anna Italia
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The eve of the game between England and Italy started with Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli delivering a speech to his team, as reported by vivoazzurro.it. Italy were preparing for their final training session ahead of the game at the Arena Amazonia when all the players lined up in semicircle and listened to the words of their coach. Afterwards, a warm-up phase with the ball and tactical preparation took place. Gigi Buffon suffered a light ankle sprain and underwent the necessary treatment. The temperature was around 30 degrees with a high humidity level, as expected. Despite last days’ criticism the pitch appeared to be in a passable condition. After the training session, Cesare Prandelli and Antonio Candreva took questions from the media in a press conference.
Here is Italy 23-Official Players for the World Cup – Italy Squad. Questo l’elenco dei convocati per il Mondiale:
Goalkeepers / Portieri: Buffon (Juventus), Perin (Genoa), Sirigu (Paris St. Germain);
Defenders / Difensori: Abate (Milan), Barzagli (Juventus), Bonucci (Juventus), Chiellini (Juventus), Darmian (Torino), De Sciglio (Milan), Paletta (Parma);
Midfielders / Centrocampisti: Aquilani (Fiorentina), Candreva (Lazio), De Rossi (Roma), Marchisio (Juventus), Thiago Motta (Paris St. Germain), Parolo (Parma), Pirlo (Juventus), Verratti (Paris St. Germain);
Forwards / Attaccanti: Balotelli (Milan), Cassano (Parma), Cerci (Torino), Immobile (Torino), Insigne (Napoli).