Marcello Lippi is confident playmaker Francesco Totti will be fit for the World Cup.
Lippi, speaking at the Coverciano training camp in Florence, is pinning his hopes on a full recovery from 29-year-old Totti who managed a couple of appearances for club side Roma at the end of the season three months after breaking a bone in his foot.
'He (Totti) is improving,' said Lippi.
'He is following a different work programme which helps him to get back some aspects of his game - stopping, changing direction and hitting the ball with his injured foot.
'He is getting more confident.'