England/Italy - Italy to leave line up until late

Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli will reveal his starting line-up for the England match at the very last minute, and even the players will only find out an hour before kick-off.

"I would expect from Mario the same thing as I would expect from all the others and that's to be ready.

"Whether they play 20 minutes, 40 minutes or the whole match I want them to be thinking only about this match.

"They don't even know if they will play or not and maybe this is the first time I have left them all thinking they could play."

"We're prepared, we've studied England and discovered that they're one of the most organised European teams, more so than others who have this reputation.

"They average 38-39 metres between the lines (the distance from defenders to attackers) so we'll have to break up their rhythm.

Italian headcoach Cesare Prandelli (R) chats with Italian forward Mario Balotelli while taking part in a training session on June 19, 2012 at the Krakow Stadium in Krakow, during the Euro 2012 football championships. AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE

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