Dark horses Italy will take on minnows San Marino in a global friendly as part of the preparations for the upcoming European Championships. The game will be played at the Sardegna Arena, Cagliari and will kick off at 12:15 AM IST on Saturday, May 29. Here's a glance at how to see Italy vs San Marino live flow, team news and also our Italy vs San Marino prediction for the same.
Italy vs San Marino prediction and trailer
Roberto Mancini has named a provisional 33-man squad for the upcoming European Championships, as well as the trainings will kick off with an international friendly against San Marino. The game will be an integral part in analyzing the last 26 for your mega championship, as players will on a brief vacation before the camp yields on June 6.
Italy have hit the rebuild button following their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, and Mancini led Italy to qualification for both the Euros and the semi-final period of this Nations League and has also claimed three wins from as many Qatar 2022 qualifiers so far. The Azzuri have won 18 of the 27 games under the former Manchester City boss, also have been termed among the challengers for the crown.
Roberto Mancini is likely to use this game as an chance to provide the fringe players a run-in, therefore Fiorentina midfielder Gaetano Castrovilli and Sassuolo's Giacomo Raspadori might feature on Friday night. Stefano Sensi has been included despite having an abductor accident a week, while Jorginho and Emerson will stay inaccessible on account of their involvement in the Champions League final.
San Marino meanwhile have taken the opportunity to call up several new faces, with some of their Under-21 squad currently being promoted to the senior side. Matteo Vitaioli is expected to direct the line, and is one of the only few players in the squad to have scored an international goal. Cesena duo of goalkeeper Elia Benedettini and forward Nicola Nanni are also accessible bringing in Serie C level experience.
Italy vs San Marino team news: Predicted XIs
Italy: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Bastoni, Bonucci, Biraghi; Cristante, Locatelli, Castrovilli; Berardi, Belotti, Grifo
San Marino: Benedettini; Palazzi, Brolli, Fabbri, Gandoni, Rossi; E. Golinucci, Tomassini, A. Golinucci; Vitaioli, Nanni
Italy vs San Marino station: The best way to watch Italy vs San Marino live stream?
The match between Italy vs San Marino, to be played Friday on TUDNxtra, TUDN.com, TUDN App at the USA. In India, the sport will be not be telecasted. An individual can however keep tabs on the scores and in-match highlights on the social media handles of both groups.