Italy Lithuania, doubts on the eve of the World Cup qualifying match

Italy want to regain the goal and it is essential to do so against Lithuania, an opponent against whom we must win so as not to dangerously complicate the path to the 2022 World Cup. After 17 games, for the first time against Switzerland the sequence of games was interrupted in which the Azzurri went online. We have to start from there, from the goal.

False hypothesis 9

Immobile will not play against Lithuania and Belotti is not there. Then comes the idea of ​​returning the attack trident with the false 9. Insigne has already done this, so the first possibility to consider is the one he would see in the field Bernardeschi, Insigne and Chiesa. Among the candidates there is also Berardi, but in the second half it is not unlikely to see Zaniolo advanced as a right winger.

The 9 of the future: Raspadori, Scamacca or Kean?

If Mancini abandons the false 9 hypothesis, the true 9 of the future will be that of Raspadori, Scamacca and Kean. The casting for the World Cup has already started and it is not excluded that the center-forward is already visible in the qualifying phase. Considering to assert this speech right away, against Lithuania Raspadori and Scamacca would play at home, in Reggio Emilia. As for Kean, the Juventus player has already scored two goals for the national team, but from away. From the indications we receive the day before, we can report that Mancini has tried Scamacca for a long time but at the moment Raspadori, who was part of the group that triumphed at Euro2020, is the favorite.

Absent Verratti and Pellegrini

The exclusion of Goods by choice, those of Verratti and Pellegrini by force. the coach will not be able to count on the midfielders of Psg and Roma, who they left the blue group as a precaution yesterday to return to their respective clubs and assess the extent of their physical problems. In defense, Bonucci and Chiellini should catch their breath, it will be Unripe and sticks.

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