Giuseppe Rossi who is the forward player of ACF Fiorentina is hopeful that he will be able to book his place in the final 23 man Italy squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This will be after Italy will on Saturday 31st May face the Republic of Ireland in a friendly match.
The game will be played at Craven Cottage and the optimism Rossi is having after recovering from a knee injury that has seen him miss the matches for a period of 4 months. When Rossi partner with Ciro Immobile, it will be the best and the strongest attacking pair for Cesare Prandelli‘s team.
Ross says that he is now fit for the 2014 FIFA World Cup that kicks off in the next two weeks. With Rossi being included in the provisional squad unveiled by Prandelli, he is a bit sure of making it into the final squad when the Italy boss names that is before the 2nd day of June.
14th June is the date Italy will be having their opening match in which they will play against England, Roy Hodgson’s men. When the 27 years old superstar performs well in the today’s friendly, he will have higher chances of catching Prandelli’s attention for the final squad.
Prandelli said that Rossi his player has been able to go through fitness tests successfully. He therefore expects a lot from Rossi more so after having great times during the training sessions.
Prandelli though insists that the psychological fitness of Rossi be taken into consideration too. Prandelli further says that the friendly match against Ireland is very important to Rossi since it will be a measure of his readiness for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The Italy manager named the starting 11 players that was a bit unexpected. Salvatore Sirigu who plays for Paris Saint Germain will be the starting goalkeeper while the defence consists of Matteo Darmian, Leonardo Bonucci, Gabriel Paletta and Mattia De Sciglio.
Prandelli is expected to unveil the final squad on Sunday which is after the today’s match. He says that this is one of the most challenging part of his job as a coach.