Bettarini to start for Italy
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bettarini won his first call up for the Azzurri after his assured displays in defence this season, but will be delighted that he is getting the nod for a starting place as well.
Two other new faces - Sergio Volpi and Simone Barone - will probably feature later in the game, with coach Giovanni Trapattoni assuring the clubs that he will rest the major names for some of the match.
Alessandro Del Piero and Christian Vieri will be the starting strike partnership - with Francesco Totti making up a scintillating triumvirate of attackers.
Team: Gianluigi Buffon, Christian Panucci, Nicola Legrottaglie, Alessandro Nesta, Stefano Bettarini, Stefano Fiore, Simone Perrotta, Francesco Totti, Andrea Pirlo, Alessandro Del Piero, Christian Vieri.