Italy and Croatia name unchanged line-ups

14 June 2012 04:48

Italy and Croatia picked unchanged line-ups for their Euro 2012 Group C clash at the Municipal Stadium here on Thursday.

Cesare Prandelli resisted the temptation to replace Mario Balotelli with Antonio Di Natale despite the Udinese striker's goalscoring performance off the bench against Spain.

The Italy boss also kept hard-working wing-backs Emanuele Giaccherini and Christian Maggio.

Slaven Blic named the same Croatian starting XI that beat Ireland 3-1 in their first group game.

Victory for Croatia would see them become the first team to qualify for the quarter-finals.

Source: AFP