Italy's Future: 6 Players with New Roles at World Cup 2014

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Italy's Future: 6 Players with New Roles at World Cup 2014
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After a surprise showing at Euro 2012, Italy has every right to be confident ahead of the next World Cup in Brazil.

However, a lot can change in two years' time and such will be the case with the Italians, who are known to feature older players rather than their younger counterparts.

In fact, if Italy had qualified for the Olympics, only two members of the current roster could even qualify without using up an over-23 exception.

As such, it's always worth wondering who might find themselves in different roles come the summer (winter in Brazil) of 2014, as the Brazilians welcome the world to their shores.

Here's six good guesses as to players who will find themselves in new roles by then.

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