Tuesday international catches eye

Italy and Ivory Coast have named strong squads for Tuesday night's intriguing international friendly to be staged at the Boleyn Ground.

Four-time world champions Italy have AS Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi - who like Villarreal's Giuseppe Rossi a year later, played in a friendly at the Boleyn in August 2008 - set to captain a squad that could also boast Sampdoria's Antonio Cassano and the man everyone is talking about in the Azzurri fold - the 19-year-old Internazionale forward Mario Balotelli.

New Italy coach Cesare Prandelli will be taking the 2006 FIFA World Cup winners for the first time with huge interest back home in the first international to be staged at the east London ground since England lost 3-1 to Australia on Wayne Rooney's international debut in February 2003. Another eye-catching selection is the possible debut of Brazil-born Amauri of Juventus.

Ivory Coast have also turned to heavyweight names including Manchester City brothers Kolo and Yaya Toure and AS Monaco FC starlet Sagbo Yannick. London-based duo Emmanuel Eboue and Salomon Kalou will also be familiar with the settings after their Premier League exploits with Arsenal and Chelsea respectively.

* Tuesday's referee will be Premier League official Martin Atkinson, with Peter Kirkup and Steve Child as assistants. The fourth official will be Stuart Attwell.


Italy squad
Federico Marchetti, Salvatore Sirigu, Emiliano Viviano, Luca Antonini, Davide Astori, Leonardo Bonucci, Mattia Cassani, Giorgio Chiellini, Stefano Lucchini, Cristian Molinaro, Marco Motta, Daniele De Rossi, Andrea Lazzari, Claudio Marchisio, Ricardo Montolivo, Angelo Palombo, Simone Pepe, Amauri, Mario Balotelli, Marco Borriello, Antonio Cassano, Fabio Quagliarella, Giuseppe Rossi.

Ivory Coast squad
Boubacar Barry, Daniel Yeboah, Souleman Bamba, Arthur Boka, Guy Demel, Constant Djakpa, Brou Angoua, Emmanuel Eboue, Siaka Tiene, Didier Zokora, Steve Gohouri, Kolo Toure, Emerse Fae, Kafoumba Coulibaly, Romaric 'Dri, Yapo Yapi, Cheik Tiote, Yaya Toure, Kouamatien Kone, Konan Ya, Salomon Kalou, Bakari Kone, Gervinho, Aruna Dindane, Seydou Doumbia, Yannick Sagbo.