It's definitely a worthless match, but it will be more that a training match against Udinese. We will be without the likes of Adriano, Recoba, Stankovic, Wome, Figo, J.Cesar, Martins, Materazzi, Cordoba, Pizarro and Cambiasso. Thus, 11 youth players have joined the squad for the Pirelli Cup:
Giacomo Bindi (Italian goalkeeper, born in 1987)
Dennis Esposito (Italian defender, 1988)
Simone Fautario (Italian defender, 1987
Gabriele Maronese (Italian defender, 1986)
Daniele Semenzato (Italian defender, 1987)
Guillaume Valmy (French defender, 1987)
Tijani Belaid (French midfielder, 1987)
Daniel Maa Boumsong (Cameroonian midfielder, 1987)
Guillerme Siqueira (Brazilian midfielder, 1986)
Domenico Germinale (Italian striker, 1987)
Matteo Momentč (Italian striker, 1987)
Toldo, Samuel, Veron, Kily, Cruz, C.Zanetti are the senior players who will be available for tonight's game. Solari's got a flu, so it's not sure if he would be available for the game.
MILAN - The 2005 Pirelli Cup will be contested between Champions League rivals Inter and Udinese at the Stadio Friuli on Friday 2 September (kick-off at 20:45CET). The match, to be decided by penalties if the teams are level after ninety minutes, will be broadcast live on SkyItalia.
Inter have won six of the previous nine Pirelli Cups with victories over Manchester United in 1996 & 1997, and Olimpiakos, Watford, Roma and Real Sociedad from 2000 to 2003. The Nerazzurri lost to Liverpool at Anfield in 1998, Real Madrid in 1999 and Fiorentina (after a penalty shoot-out) last year.