Almost three months have passed since that 3-0 of Euro 2020 andItaly Mancini still faces the Swiss (match that will be played this Sunday at 20:45 in Basel). This time there are three key points up for grabs qualification for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the goal will be to win to leave behind the half misstep of the match against Bulgaria three days ago (1-1). Mancini at the conference on Saturday wanted to convey serenity and confidence to the team: “If we play as we know, we will win.” Chiellini made it clear that he did not want to think too much about the last clash between the two national teams: “That 3-0 in the European Championship is a liar result which was played on the details. In their home it will be more difficult “.
The probable formation of Italy
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Despite the home draw against Bulgaria, Mancini should not upset the starting eleven who will face Switzerland tonight. There are only two changes planned with respect to the formation deployed in Florence three days ago: Di Lorenzo will take the place of Florenzi e Chiellini that of Acerbi in the center of defense next to Bonucci. The only doubt at the moment concerns Marco Verratti, struggling with a knee contusion: the player is better than in recent days but if he does not make it from the first minute it will be Manuel Locatelli to take his place.
ITALY (4-3-3) Probable formation: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Church, Building, Insigne. All. Mancini
The probable formation of Switzerland
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Compared to last summer’s ‘European’ challenge, the first change at home Swiss is on the bench: Vladimir Petkovic is no longer the coach of ‘Nati’ (now he is the coach of Bordeaux), and has arrived in his place Murat Yakin which in recent days has had and will have to do without several important pawns. Starting with Granit Jaca, the midfielder sought by Roma in the summer, who is out due to the positivity at Covid, up to the Breel arrow Piston, absent since July due to a muscle problem in his thigh accused in the quarter-final of Euro 2020 against Spain. Even the ‘Italian’ Remo Freuler will not be present after the red taken in the match against Spain which has yet to serve. Among the unavailable in Switzerland there is also Xherdan Shaqiri, still out of condition.
SWITZERLAND (4-2-3-1) Probable formation: Summer; Widmer, Akanji, Elvedi, Rodriguez; Free, Sow; Zuber, Fassnacht, Steffen; Seferovic. All. Yakin