Stephan El Shaarawy skipped training as Italy tested out a 4-3-2-1 system ahead of the Mexico match.
Italy must go all out to try to beat Czech Republic in Friday's World Cup qualifier, goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has said.
Italy's fringe players did their best to impress coach Cesare Prandelli as minnows San Marino were soundly beaten 4-0.
An injury time goal from Pablo Osvaldo saw Roma snatch a 1-0 win at Champions League-chasing Fiorentina in Serie A.
Round-up: Goran Pandev’s late winner gave Napoli a 3-2 success over Atalanta which keeps them second in the Serie A table.
Adem Ljajic and Stevan Jovetic struck two goals apiece as Fiorentina demolished Internazionale 4-1 in Serie A.
Facundo Roncaglia scored a freak goal from his own half as Fiorentina drew 1-1 with Napoli in Serie A at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Three players were sent off and 10 booked as Roma snatched a 1-0 extra-time Coppa Italia win at unlucky Fiorentina.
Pescara 20-year-old Mattia Perin produced arguably the best goalkeeping display of the Serie A season last week and faces another busy evening.
Round-up: Internazionale's slump continued when they went down to a 3-0 defeat at Udinese, with 35-year-old Antonio Di Natale scoring twice for the hosts.
Round-up: Bologna beat Palermo 3-0 at home in a stormy Serie A game which saw four players sent off and two penalties awarded.
Round-up: Alexandre Pato missed a first-half penalty as Milan's brief revival ended with a 3-1 home defeat by fourth-placed Fiorentina.
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Borja Valero and Gonzalo Rodriguez have joined Fiorentina from relegated Villarreal, the Italian and Spanish clubs said.
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