Italy Gave Preliminary List With Mario Balotelli As Standard

Posted On 14 May 2014
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ROME - Italy coach Cesare Prandelli revealed its shortlist to face the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, which protrudes Mario Balotelli, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Daniele De Rossi and Andrea Pirlo.

Notable absences from the list of Italy in Group D with Uruguay, England and Costa Rica, is that of the Roma captain Francesco Totti, as well as the Juventus striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.

Italy opens its participation in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil face England on 14 June in the city of Manaus.

The squad, the strategist must reduce to 23 players by June 2, is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Salvatore Sirigu (Paris Saint Germain), Mattia Perin (Genoa) and Antonio Mirante (Parma).

Defenders: Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Andrea Barzagli (Juventus), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Gabriel Paletta (Parma), Andrea Ranocchia (Inter Milan), Christian Maggio (Napoli), Mattia De Sciglio (AC Milan), Ignacio Abate (AC Milan), Matteo Darmian (Torino) and Manuel Pascual (Parma).

Midfielders: Andrea Pirlo (Juventus), Claudio Marchisio (Juventus), Daniele De Rossi (Roma), Ricardo Montolivo (AC Milan), Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain), Antonio Candreva (Lazio) Romulo (Verona), Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina) and Marco Parolo (Parma)

Forwards: Mario Balotelli (AC Milan), Antonio Cassano (Parma), Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina), Alessio Cerci (Torino), Ciro Immobile (Torino), Mattia Destro (Roma) and Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli).

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