Inter duo Nicolo Barella and Alessandro Bastoni are both expected to start Italy’s match against North Macedonia tonight, according to a report in the Italian media today.

As has been reported by FCInternews today, two of Inter’s most important players will be in action for the national team tonight in Palermo when they take on North Macedonia.

It is a massive game for the Azzurri because if they lose, they will not be going to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar later in the year.

It is a play-off match because Italy failed to win their initial qualification group after a disappointing end to the campaign.

The winner of this match will play against the winner of the Turkey vs Portugal game that also takes place on Thursday night.

Having recently won EURO 2020 by beating England on penalties at Wembley, it would be a big shock if Roberto Mancini could not then qualify for the World Cup.