Daniele de Rossi insists Italy will take their dead rubber with Serbia seriously.

The AS Roma midfielder believes the game will serve them well ahead of the Finals in Poland and the Ukraine.

"We're playing away from home, so this is definitely an important test for us," the central midfielder said.

"Serbia have some top players, all of them from European Leagues and many of them actually play in Italy.

"Serbia are a team at a level that we will be facing in Euro 2012 next summer so it will be a good challenge for us."