Spain Vs. Italy, Euro 2012: Lineups

Come the end of the Euro 2012 match between Spain and Italy, there's a good chance that Cesare Prandelli will be branded as either a genius or an incompetent madman. He's selected a three-man defense for Italy, and his team is littered with guys who are either playing out of position or not currently first choice for their clubs. In the case of young left back Emanuele Giaccherini, he's picked a player who is both.

Vicente Del Bosque's team is an adventurous one as well. He's picked midfielder Cesc Fabregas as a center forward, giving a vote of no confidence to Fernando Torres.

Spain Lineup (4-3-3): Iker Casillas; Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Alvaro Arbeloa; Sergio Busquets, Xabi Alonso, Xavi Hernandez; Andres Iniesta, Cesc Fabregas, David Silva

Italy Lineup (3-5-2): Gianluigi Buffon; Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Daniele De Rossi; Emanuele Giaccherini, Thiago Motta, Andrea Pirlo, Claudio Marchisio, Christian Maggio; Antonio Cassano, Mario Balotelli

Kickoff is at 12 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. local time from Gdansk, Poland. You can catch the game on ESPN in the USA, BBC One in the UK and TSN in Canada.

We'll have live coverage of the game in our Spain vs. Italy, Euro 2012 StoryStream. For more on Euro 2012 and the entire world of football, follow @SBNationSoccer on Twitter.

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