Monday, June 14, 2010

Who Will be in the Italy Starting Eleven today?

Italy-Paraguay is without a doubt the juciest matchup of today's World Cup 2010 matches. The defending champions take the field with a great deal of uncertainty surrounding their efforts and of course the starting 11 they'll put on the field.

Much like Fabio Capello's mysterious starting lineup, especially in goal, the Italians aren't really sure who will take the field today against the South American challengers. Only one player, defender Gianluca Zambrotta, has started all of Italy's warmup matches prior to the tournament, and even he's not sure what's going on in Marcello Lippi's mind.

"We don't know if this means he hasn't decided, it just means he hasn't told us."

Never mind player, Lippi apparently can't settle on a formation. He's played 4-2-3-1 to 4-3-3 to a number of other combinations that would make any craps player's head spin. Plus he's dealing with an injured Andrea Pirlo and shaky mix of aging veterans and youngsters.

Serie A Talk took a stab at a Starting Eleven for Italy. I think they're close. What do you think?

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