Prandelli describes Roy Hodgson’s group of players as “interesting”.
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has said that he would not pick any of England’s players if they were available to him for this summer’s World Cup.
Prandelli’s Italy will face Roy Hodgson’s England in Group D, which also includes Costa Rica and Uruguay.
Both managers will name their provisional 30-man squads early next week, before cutting them down to 23 players at the start of June.
Prandelli says that Hodgson has an “interesting” mix of players who are likely to provide a strong test for his side.
However, he says that he would not swap one of his current players for any of England’s stars.
“Hodgson has found some very interesting players,” Prandelli told Fox Sports.
“In particular when you consider them from a physical perspective. They are very technical and resistant. They are a very, very strong team.”
He added: “They have some interesting young players. Until around a year ago no one thought they would be able to make an impression in the Premier League.
“But I wouldn’t take anyone to have instead of my own players. We are a good team too.”
Italy ended England’s challenge at Euro 2012, beating the Three Lions on penalty kicks after 120 minutes of goalless football in the quarter-finals.
The two sides have met just once since then, with England winning 2-1 in a friendly in Switzerland less than two months later.