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Donadoni Names Euro 08 Squad

boodi2010-05-04 07:20:16 +0000 #1
Roberto Donadoni sprung one huge shock in his provisional 24-man squad as the hugely talented, yet volatile, Cassano was included.

The 25-year-old has been in magnificent form this season for Sampdoria, but he was widely expected to miss out following his lengthy suspension back in March for his furious reaction to being sent off against Torino.

However it seems that Cassano’s spellbinding performance against Juventus at the weekend has convinced Donadoni, and he is chosen in attack along with Serie A Capocannoniere Alessandro Del Piero, Udinese duo Antonio Di Natale and Fabio Quagliarella, Genoa’s Marco Borriello and Bayern Munich’s Luca Toni.

Milan’s Pippo Inzaghi misses out despite a prolific end to the season, as does Lazio’s Tommaso Rocchi and the injured Vincenzo Iaquinta.

There are no surprises in midfield, although Alberto Aquilani and Riccardo Montolivo are both selected.

In defence the only notable absentee is Massimo Oddo, who has barely featured for Milan over the past six weeks due to injury and fitness problems. Sevilla’s Morgan De Sanctis travels to Austria and Switzerland as third choice goalkeeper.

Donadoni will axe one player from the squad, before he has to submit his final 23 players to UEFA on May 28.

Full Italy Squad for Euro 2008

Goalkeepers:

Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)

Marco Amelia (Livorno)

Morgan De Sanctis (Sevilla)

Defenders:

Cristian Panucci (Roma)

Fabio Cannavaro (Real Madrid)

Andrea Barzagli (Palermo)

Marco Materazzi (Inter)

Fabio Grosso (Lyon)

Gianluca Zambrotta (Barcelona)

Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)

Midfielders:

Rino Gattuso, Andrea Pirlo, Massimo Ambrosini (Milan)

Daniele De Rossi, Simone Perrotta, Alberto Aquilani (Roma)

Mauro German Camoranesi (Juventus)

Riccardo Montolivo (Fiorentina)

Forwards:

Luca Toni (Bayern Munich)

Marco Borriello (Genoa)

Antonio Di Natale, Fabio Quagliarella (Udinese)

Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus)

Antonio Cassano (Sampdoria)


Sebastian2010-05-04 07:23:39 +0000 #2
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Originally Posted by boodi

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Full Italy Squad for Euro 2008

Goalkeepers:

Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)

Marco Amelia (Livorno)

Morgan De Sanctis (Sevilla)

Defenders:

Cristian Panucci (Roma)

Fabio Cannavaro (Real Madrid)

Andrea Barzagli (Palermo)

Marco Materazzi (Inter)

Fabio Grosso (Lyon)

Gianluca Zambrotta (Barcelona)

Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)

Midfielders:

Rino Gattuso, Andrea Pirlo, Massimo Ambrosini (Milan)

Daniele De Rossi, Simone Perrotta, Alberto Aquilani (Roma)

Mauro German Camoranesi (Juventus)

Riccardo Montolivo (Fiorentina)

Forwards:

Luca Toni (Bayern Munich)

Marco Borriello (Genoa)

Antonio Di Natale, Fabio Quagliarella (Udinese)

Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus)

Antonio Cassano (Sampdoria)

Fantastic...Cassano is selected...Beside this guy's furious temperament,he is just too good to be ignored...Fantastic...

It's good that there's no Inzaghi...

Quagliarella also concerned me whether he will be selected or not,but i am really glad that he will make the trip as he is an awesome forward...

The forward is perfect...There's every single type of forward included...It's just incredible...

Just imagine how many options Del Piero offers alone....and Cassano is just fantastic...

The mid field is outstanding and the defense is really looking weird without Nesta,i dont know why the guy is refusing to play for the national...

This leaves Materazzi and Cannavaro and as for the backs,id play Zambrotta on the right and Grozzo on the left,although There might be Panucci on the right and Zambrotta on the left..

The team is phenomenal...
boodi2010-05-04 07:40:25 +0000 #3
How many times did you mention the word " fantastic "

Yeah i believe that the squad is AMAZING .. Donadoni made the right choices .. Everything is just perfect.. However i was wishing that Toldo would be selected as the Goalkeeper .. Other than that, everything is perfect .. This squad could definetly win the Euro 08!

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