Maya Yoshida and Manolo Gabbiadini are both set for international action today, as Japan and Italy have friendlies.
Yoshida's Japan host Syria (11:25am BST kick-off), as they look to prepare for next week's crucial World Cup qualifier with Iraq.
The Blue Samurai eased past Syria 5-0 when the teams last faced back in March 2016, and a similar result would surely help them on their path to qualifying for a sixth consecutive World Cup.
Elsewhere, Gabbiadini and Italy face a similar warm-up match against Uruguay at the Stade Municipal du Ray in Nice, France (7:45pm BST kick-off).
Gian Piero Ventura will also be using this friendly to prepare for a World Cup qualifier, as the Azzurri host Liechtenstein on Sunday.