"I still need another day to decide on the 22 players for the first match against England.
"At present there are a few players under observation from our medical staff - like Silvio Orlando and Santiago Dellape, who has just recovered from an ankle problem. We want be sure he is fully fit.
"Mirco Bergamasco has picked up a slight knock and I have spoken with Gonzalo Canale who is ready to return to training but we are still waiting on Alessandro Troncon.
"He has been out for a while and it is better for him to return for his club before joining up with the Azzurri so Andrea De Rossi will be our captain."