Lithuania – Russia Preview
Lithuania national football team before traveling to Switzerland and Russia have changed the match goalkeeper. Team of trauma can not contribute to the main gate keeper Zydrunas Karčemarskas Zubas Aemilius and the young – they are a team and will replace Ernest Setkus Armantas Vitkauskas.
Gaziantepspor goalkeeper Ž.Karčemarskas club team arrived at training camp in Kaunas, but had experienced knee pain exercise. Injury while playing for the Panevezys “screen” experienced for the first time in a young team called Aemilius Zubas.
Another goalkeeper Saul Klevinskas miss the match because of personal reasons and joined the team in the Baltic Cup.
The team invited the Cypriot club last season and represented the E.Šetkus recent success in Vilnius Zalgiris A.Vitkauskas defending the gate.
Another addition to the attack chain. Recovering from an injury to the national team striker Andrius Velicka joined. It is an attack chain will compete with two other players – Darvydu boars and Deivydas Matulevičius. The latter forthcoming matches will officially debut in the national team.
Dick Advocaat didnt want announc squad yesterday, he said we will know today. That will be probably first 11 for Euro – just said now will be Akinfeev on goal (last one was Malafeev)
ITALY VS LUXEMBOURG PREVIEW postponed because of earthquake
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has cut seven players from his provisional squad for the European Championship ahead of Tuesday’s friendly against Luxembourg.
It had been announced by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on Monday that Zenit left-back Domenico Criscito would not be travelling to Poland and Ukraine after his room had been searched by police as part of the investigation into the Scommessopoli match-fixing scandal.
Prandelli subsequently confirmed Criscito’s defensive colleagues Davide Astori and Salvatore Bocchetti had also been axed, though for football reasons.
Palermo goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano has also missed out, with Prandelli electing to pick Morgan De Sanctis and Salvatore Sirigu to provide cover for captain Gianluigi Buffon.
In midfield, Atalanta duo Luca Cigarini and Ezequiel Schelotto have both been cut, as has Pescara starlet Marco Verratti, whose inclusion in the provisional panel had been something of a surprise.
Prandelli has not dropped any strikers, seemingly increasing the likelihood that he will retain all six of the forwards he named in his original 32-man list when he announces his final squad on Tuesday.
For this game Giorgio Chiellini and Thiago Motta are unlikely to feature because of injury, but youngsters Marco Veratti, Ezequiel Schelotto and Mattia Destro are likely to play a part, just like Antonio Di Natale and Alessandro Diamanti.
Probable starting line-up (4-3-1-2): Buffon – Maggio, Barzagli, Ogbonna, Criscito – De Rossi, Pirlo, Marchisio – Montolivo – Cassano, Balotelli.
On the other side little optimism for Luxemburg after some wins in last 15 months (Slovakia, Albania and Macedonia). But in this game nobody gives them no chance and i belive no matter Italy will not recive goal here.
Youngsters Maurice Devile, Joel Pedro, Chris Philipps and Tom Laterza will be looking to impress alongside more experienced players such as Eric Hoffmann, Mario Mutsch and Rene Peters.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Joubert – Schnell, Philipps, Blaise, Janisch – Gerson, Peters – Laterza, Bettmer, Mutsch – Deville.
-2,5ah Italy @ 1,76 sbo;
both to score – no @ 1,4 bet365;
early goal (before 21st min) @ 1,83 bet365