Lippi looks to fresh faces
Italy coach Marcello Lippi has denied dragging his heels over injecting fresh blood and will give debuts to Claudio Marchisio and Domenico Criscito in Wednesday's friendly against Switzerland.
Lippi has come under pressure to phase out members of the 2006 World Cup-winning team after the poor Confederations Cup showing in June when Italy were knocked out at the group stage after defeats by Egypt and Brazil.
The core of the 61-year-old's team is still formed by World Cup winners, eight of whom are in the squad for the game in Basel.
Criscito's uncapped Genoa team mate Bocchetti is also travelling to Switzerland as is Inter Milan's highly rated 18-year-old full back Santon, who was part of the Confederations Cup squad.