The Italian team was at the top of the World in 2006 when they won the World Cup, but since then the team has had lacklustre performances in their last 3 major competitions, the 2008 Euro, the Confederations Cup and the 2010 World Cup.
Since Cesare Prandelli was appointed as coach the team has taken a new look with many younger players taking on a major role in the first team. Unlike his predecessors Prandelli's team relies on the up and coming players rather than veterans.
Thanks to Prandelli players like Giovinco, Bonucci, and Ranocchia have taken a larger role with the national side and have began to show their talent.
Here is a look at 23 players who could make up the roster for the 2012 European Championship.