CONFIRMED: Italy v Netherlands line-ups - United duo feature

Manchester United duo Daley Blind and Robin Van Persie both start for the Netherlands against Italy.

Italy: Sirigu; Ranocchia, Bonucci, Astori; Darmian, Marchisio, De Rossi, Giaccherini, De Sciglio; Immobile, Zaza

Netherlands: Cillessen; Janmaat, De Vrij, Martins Indi, Blind; Wijnaldum, De Jong, Sneijder; Kuyt, Van Persie, Lens

Italy hosting the Netherlands is one of the picks of the mid-week international friendly games.

It’s a difficult match to call between two very talented sides, as Italy start life under Antonio Conte while we get a first glimpse of a Netherlands side without Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal in charge.

Italy have some very talented attacking players with Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli likely to be a key feature throughout their European qualifying campaign when that journey gets under way.

The Netherlands are packed with some of the best players in the world with experience from the likes of Manchester United forward Robin Van Persie, mixed with the developing talents of someone like new United signing Daley Blind.

Italy probably just have the edge because they are playing in front of their own supporters but there’s very little to choose between the two sides for the game this evening.

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