Lippi to keep faith in trio
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Marcello Lippi is set to continue with the same front three against Czech Republic.
Marcello Lippi is set to continue with the front three of Alberto Gilardino, Luca Toni and Francesco Totti for Italy's game against Czech Republic on Thursday.
After the disappointing draw against USA last weekend, many had called for changes in attack for Azzurri's final group game against the Czechs with Milan striker Filippo Inzaghi staking his claim for a starting place.
However, Lippi is tipped to keep faith with the three players that started the first two group games, meaning Inzaghi and Udinese hit-man Vincenzo Iaquinta will again have to be satisfied with a place on the bench.
Meanwhile, the Italian press have urged Lippi's side to go all out against their European opponents to ensure top spot in Group E.
Italy need a win to be sure of first place in the group, which would ensure they avoid the likes of Brazil and Spain until the final stages of the tournament.