Football soccer - Italy v Spain - International friendly match - Friuli stadium, Udine, Italy - 24/03/16 Italy's coach Antonio Conte gestures as he shouts. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
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Antonio Conte has pledged Azzurri fans can expect a cohesive and patriotic Italy side at this summer's Euro 2016 championships after an encouraging 1-1 draw with Spain that ended the European champions' seven-game winning run.Former Sunderland forward Emanuele Giaccherini, amid a cracking season with Bologna, was handed his first Italy start since the Confederations Cup in 2013 .In the absence of clubmate Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci was the only Juventus player in a three-man defense that had Davide Astori (Fiorentina) and Matteo Darmian (Manchester United) on the flanks.Paris Saint Germain midfielder Thiago Motta made his first start since the 2014 World Cup in central midfield, while Lazio winger Antonio Candreva was the brightest spark in a three-man attack alongside Southampton striker Graziano Pelle and Inter Milan's Eder.Only three minutes after Insigne's opener, 35-year-old Athletic Bilbao striker Aduriz slammed the ball into the roof of the net from a yard out when Gianluigi Buffon spilled Juventus teammate Alvaro Morata's header from a free kick.
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