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Croatia v Italy: Expected lineups


Italy return to the field in Leipzig on Monday night for a crucial Euro 2024 group stage match against Croatia. Following a defeat to Spain, Italy needs at least a draw to advance to the knockout stages, while Croatia must win to avoid early elimination and potentially the end of Luka Modric’s international career.

The match will be broadcast live and free on Rai 1 in Italy, with kickoff at 21:00 CET. Additionally, it will be available on Sky Sport Uno and Sky Sport 4K. For streaming, the game can be watched on the RaiPlay app, accessible on smart TVs and mobile devices, as well as on Sky Go and NOW TV.

Team News and Probable Lineups

Italy: After the loss to Spain, Spalletti is expected to make changes to the lineup. Mateo Retegui might replace Gianluca Scamacca as the central striker. Jorginho is likely to start in midfield over Fagioli, with Cristante and Barella playing more advanced roles. Federico Chiesa is set to continue on the wing, with Cambiaso potentially starting on the right. In defense, there is a competition for two spots among Darmian, Di Lorenzo, and the recovered Dimarco.

Probable Lineup – (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bastoni, Calafiori, Darmian; Cristante, Jorginho; Cambiaso, Barella, Chiesa; Retegui.

Croatia: All eyes will be on Luka Modric, Kramaric, and Petkovic. Croatia needs a win to progress, making this a high-stakes match for the team.

Probable Lineup –  (4-2-3-1): Livakovic; Stanisic, Sutalo, Pongracic, Gvardiol; Kovacic, Modric; Mario Pasalic, Sucic, Kramaric; Petkovic.


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