Italy has a fine crop of young players on the verge of cementing their places in the senior set-up.
Prandelli has already come to rely on Mattia De Sciglio, Stephan El Shaarawy and Mario Balotelli, but had it not been for the Under-21 European Championships in Israel, Italy's side in Brazil would have featured more fresh faces. The boss has said so himself here, via football-italia.net.
Roma's Alessandro Florenzi and Mattia Destro are known to interest Prandelli, who has used both players in the past, and Marco Verratti will surely be there next summer. A breakthrough season at Napoli under new boss Rafa Benitez would surely see Lorenzo Insigne's name on the team sheet as well.
Liverpool's Fabio Borini might get a nod, while a big club move for Angelo Ogbonna might see the talented defender in an Azzurri shirt in Brazil.
The core of the Confederations Cup team is a strong one, but the next 12 months will be all about adding depth and some freshness for Prandelli. There's work to be done, but the finished product could be very interesting indeed.