CONFIRMED: Italy line-up v Norway – Sunderland star starts!

Here is how Italy will line up against Norway in their Euro 2016 qualifier tonight, featuring Sunderland winger Emanuele Giaccherini.

Italy will be looking to put their 2014 World Cup disappointment behind them when they take on Norway this evening.

The Azzurri will be determined to kick off their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with victory over the hosts at the Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo.

This will be new coach Antonio Conte’s first competitive match as the Italy coach, having resigned from his job at Juventus to succeed Cesare Prandelli at the national team.

Italy will be favourites to win this Group H fixture and kick off their qualifying campaign with maximum points, but Norway do have the ability to spring a surprise or two.

Per-Mathias Hogmo’s side prepared for this encounter with a friendly international against England last week. Although Norway lost that game 1-0, it was only Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney’s second-half penalty that broke them.

Meanwhile, Italy recorded a morale-boosting 2-0 win against 2014 World Cup semi-finalists Netherlands in a friendly international last week.

Here is how Italy will line up against Norway tonight:

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