Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta was named in Italy's starting XI for their second match of Euro 2012, against Croatia, at the Municipal Stadium of Poznan, in Poland on Thursday. His PSG teammate Salvatore Sirigu has been named on the bench.
ITALY - CROATIA
Euro 2012 - Group C, Match Day 2
Municipal Stadium (Poznan, Poland)
ITALY: Buffon (c) - Bonucci, De Rossi, Chiellini - Maggio, Pirlo, Giaccherini - Marchisio, Thiago Motta - Cassano, Balotelli. Coach: Cesare Prandelli.
CROATIA: Pletikosa - Srna, Corluka, Schildenfeld, Strinic - Rakitic, Modric, Vukojevic, Perisic - Mandzukic, Jelavic. Coach: Slaven Bilic.
Group C standings:
1. CROATIA / 3 points, goal difference +2
2. SPAIN / 1pt, 0
3. ITALY / 1pt, 0
4. IRELAND / 0pts, -2
Group C Results/Fixtures:
Sunday 10 June 2012: Spain - Italy: 1-1 (in Gdansk, Poland)
Sunday 10 June 2012: Ireland - Croatia: 1-3 (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: Croatia - Spain (20:45, in Gdansk, Poland)
Monday 18 June 2012: Italy - Ireland (20:45, in Poznan, Poland)