Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta was named in the starting line-up for Italy's opening Euro 2012 clash against Spain on Sunday, 10 June in the Arena Gdansk in Poland. His PSG teammate Salvatore Sirigu started on the bench.
SPAIN - ITALY
Euro 2012 - Group C, Match Day 1
Arena Gdansk (Gdansk, Poland)
SPAIN: Casillas (c) - Arbeola, Ramos, Piqué, Alba - Xabi Alonso, Busquets, Xavi - David Silva, Iniesta - Fabregas. Coach: Vicente Del Bosque.
ITALY: Buffon (c) - Bonucci, De Rossi, Chiellini - Maggio, Pirlo, Giaccherini - Marchisio, Thiago Motta - Cassano, Balotelli. Coach: Cesare Prandelli.
Sunday 10 June 2012: Spain - Italy (18:00 in Gdansk, Poland)
Sunday 10 June 2012: Ireland - Croatia (20:45 in Poznan, Poland)
Thursday 14 June 2012: Italy - Croatia (18:00 in Poznan, Poland)
Thursday 14 June 2012: Spain - Ireland (20:45 in Gdansk, Poland)
Monday 18 June 2012: Croatie - Spain (20:45 in Gdansk, Poland)
Monday 18 June 2012: Italy - Ireland (20:45 in Poznan, Poland)