Italy coach Marcello Lippi has finally showed some indications of his starting lineup.
Lippi started Vincenzo Iaquinta, Alberto Gilardino and Simone Pepe in attack during a training match against the Gauteng All Stars on Friday, leaving Serie A scoring leader Antonio Di Natale on the bench.
Riccardo Montolivo replaced injured Andrea Pirlo in midfield and lined up alongside Gennaro Gattuso and Claudio Marchisio — with Daniele De Rossi missing.
Captain Fabbio Cannavaro was joined by Giorgio Chiellini in central defence with Gianluca Zambrotta at right back and Domenico Criscito at left back.
Gianluigi Buffon was in goal.
Italy opens against Paraguay on Monday.