Soccer-Scamacca dropped as Italy and Croatia make changes

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - International Friendly - Italy v Bosnia and Herzegovina - Carlo Castellani Stadium, Empoli, Italy - June 9, 2024 Italy's Gianluca Scamacca reacts REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini/File Photo

LEIPZIG, Germany (Reuters) - Italy boss Luciano Spalletti rung the changes for their Group B match against Croatia on Monday with three players coming into the side after the team were dominated by Spain in their last outing.

Gianluca Scamacca is replaced by Mateo Retegui up front, Matteo Darmian comes in for Federico Chiesa, with Federico Dimarco moving further forward, and Giacomo Raspadori takes over from Davide Frattesi in midfield.

Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic made four changes to his side that drew 2-2 against Albania, with Lovro Majer among the players dropping to the bench.

Mario Pasalic and Luka Sucic come into the forward line, replacing Bruno Petkovic and Majer with Andrej Kramaric switching to the central striker role.

At the back, Ivan Perisic and Josip Juranovic drop out, with Marin Pongracic and Josip Stanisic coming into the side as Josko Gvardiol switches to left back.


Croatia: Dominik Livakovic, Josip Stanisic , Josip Sutalo, Marin Pongracic, Josko Gvardiol, Luka Modric (C) Marcelo Brozovic, Mateo Kovacic, Luka Sucic, Andrej Kramaric, Mario Pasalic I

Italy: Gianluigi Donnarumma (C), Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Alessandro Bastoni, Riccardo Calafiori, Matteo Darmian, Nicolo Barella, Jorginho, Federico Dimarco, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Giacomo Raspadori, Mateo Retegui

(Reporting by Toby Davis; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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