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SPAIN V ITALY

Costa and Paletta set for debuts with adopted nations

Spain likely to line up: Casillas; Juanfran, Javi Martínez, Ramos, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Xabi Alonso; Pedro, Fábregas, Iniesta; Diego Costa.

Aritz Gabilondo

Both sides trained at the Vicente Calderón ahead of tomorrow's friendly, with Xavi likely to miss out for the hosts due to injury. Diego Costa is set to make his debut for Spain in front of his home fans.

The four-times World Cup winners will also have their own debutant, with Argentina-born Gabriel Paletta set to start for the Azurri for the first time. The one selection headache for boss Cesare Prandelli seems to be whether or not to start with Andrea Pirlo or Thiago Motta.

Spain (probable XI): Casillas; Juanfran, Javi Martínez, Ramos, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Xabi Alonso; Pedro, Fábregas, Iniesta; and Diego Costa.

Italy (probable XI): Buffon; Maggio, Barzagli, Palleta, Criscito; Montolivo, Pirlo/Motta, Marchisio; Cerci, Osvaldo, Candreva.

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