Prandelli Names Squad for Nigeria Friendly, Hodgson to Witness the Match from the Stands

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has named a 28-man party for the international between the Azzuri and Nigeria’s Super Eagles.

The coach has listed the same squad for their friendly match against Germany in Milan before the trip to London, where they will play Nigeria at Craven Cottage- home of Fulham FC- on November 18.

Meanwhile Fulham have announced England manager, Roy Hodgson, will return to the venue of the friendly to grace the encounter.

The 66-year-old Three Lions coach, who managed the Cottagers between 2007 and 2010, also managed both Inter Milan and Udinese.

Full squad

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Federico Marchetti (Lazio), Salvatore Sirigu (PSG/FRA).

Cesare Prandelli.
Cesare Prandelli.

Defenders: Ignazio Abate (AC Milan), Federico Balzaretti (AS Roma), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Christian Maggio (Napoli), Angelo Ogbonna (Juventus), Manuel Pasqual (Fiorentina), Andrea Ranocchia (Inter), Domenico Criscito (Zenit St Petersbourg/RUS).

Midfielders: Antonio Candreva (Lazio), Daniele De Rossi (AS Roma), Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna), Alessandro Florenzi (Roma), Emanuele Giaccherini (Sunderland/ENG), Claudio Marchisio (Juventus), Riccardo Montolivo (AC Milan), Thiago Motta (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Marco Parolo (Parma), Andrea Pirlo (Juventus), Andrea Poli (AC Milan).

Strikers: Mario Balotelli (AC Milan), Alessio Cerci (Torino), Alberto Gilardino (Genoa), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Pablo Osvaldo (Southampton/ENG), Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina).

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