ITA vs FIN: Italy are former champions of the FIFA World Cup, and are still trying out things to make their return to the international scene. Even though the country missed out on qualifying for the last edition of the tournament, they still have been relevant in the UEFA Euro Cup regardless. With Roberto Mancini at the helm of the things, the side has not got some new players at their disposal and the deadweight the team carried for years has been done away with.
Meanwhile, Finland are a relatively small side in Europe but doesn’t lack players who can genuinely turn things around. Their star striker Pukki has been absolutely sensational in English Championship, and he will be looking to lead the side to success in these ten games. They are aware of the fact that the team will be underdogs more of than not, and will be playing football without any pressure of expectations.
Italy vs Finland Team News:
- It is expected that Nicola Zaniolo, Leonardo Pavoletti, Armando Izzo and Gianluca Mancini will be making their debut for the national side.
- Lorenzo Insigne is out injured for the team.
- Gianluigi Donnarumma will be the goalkeeper for Italy.
- Teemu Pukki, Albin Granlund and Rasmus Schuller are in contention to start this game.
- Jasse Tuominem is unavailable for Finland.
- Lukas Hradecky will be the safety net for the backline.
Italy vs Finland Playing 11:
Italy– Donnarumma (GK), Florenzi, Bonucci, Chiellini, Biraghi, Barella, Jorginho, Verratti, Chiesa, Qualiarella, Bernardeschi
Finland– Hradecky (GK), Granlund, Toivio, Arajuuri, Uronen, Lod, Schuller, Sparv, Soiri, Pukki, Lappalainen