NATAL, Brazil (SportingAlert) — Watch Italy and Uruguay live World Cup streaming coverage on ESPN3.com and WatchESPN app from Natal’s Arena das Dunas as Group D action concludes.
Italy, as expected, as decided to start striker Ciro Immobile alongside Mario Balotelli in the attack with a place in the last 16 at stake.
Starting as well for the four-time world champion is Mattia De Sciglio, who returns from a thigh problem.
Claudio Marchisio, Andrea Pirlo, Marco Verratti and Matteo Darmian all start as well for Italy, who needs just a draw to book their place. Daniele De Rossi is on the bench and has been carrying a calf injury.
Meanwhile, after beating England to start in contention for knock-out place, Uruguay will be hoping for another positive result today.
Their place in the World Cup could come down to the performance of forward Luis Suarez, who netted both goals in the 2-1 win over England.
Edinson Cavani again is his strike partner, with Diego Forlan and Abel Hernandez on the bench. Captain Diego Lugano is not in the starting lineup as he’s carrying an injury.
Italy v Uruguay
Italy: Buffon (c), Chiellini, Bonucci, Barzagli, De Sciglio, Marchisio, Pirlo, Verratti, Darmian, Immobile, Balotelli. Subs: Sirigu, Thiago Motta, Candreva, Abate, Cassano, Cerci, Aquilani, Parolo, Paletta, Insigne, De Rossi, Perin.
Uruguay: Muslera, Caceres, Gimenez, Godin (c), Pereira, Gonzalez, Arevalo Rios, Rodriguez, Lodeiro, Cavani, Suarez. Subs: Munoz, Fucile, Gargano, Hernandez, Forlan, Stuani, Perez, Maxi Pereira, Ramirez, Coates, Lugano, Silva.