Injury to Gael Clichy forced the Man City defender to withdraw from the squad, with Bordeaux's Benoit Tremoulinas called up as his replacement.
Mamadou Sakho and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa are likely to get the nod over Koscielny and Rami at the heart of the defence.
Deschamps has a raft of central midfielders to choose from, though Capoue is likely to get the nod over Gonalons and the returning Gourcuff, while Giroud may lead the line in the absence of Benzema.
These sides met 4 times in the space of two years between 2006 and 2008 but haven't played since Italy beat Les Bleus 2-0 in the group stages of Euro 2008.
Prandelli's side have won their last 3 matches, though unspectacularly against the likes of Malta and Armenia, while France bounced back from a friendly defeat against Japan with a late equaliser against World and European champions Spain.
Both of these sides are likely to field some inexperienced players but there will still be real quality on display in an even game.
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