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Italian World Cup squad named

King Adriano2010-05-04 05:19:42 +0000 #1
There were no last minute surprises from Italy boss Marcello Lippi as he named his World Cup squad this evening.

The tactician was expected to keep faith with the majority of players he has used over the last year as well as adding in-form Milan striker Pippo Inzaghi.

Roma star Francesco Totti is included despite the fact that he has made just two substitute appearances since breaking his ankle in February.

Livorno ‘keeper Marco Amelia, as he revealed earlier today, has beaten Udinese’s Morgan De Sanctis for the third set of gloves.

Lazio right-back Massimo Oddo has made the party after his fine capital campaign and he also joins Palermo’s Andrea Barzagli after Lippi opted to pick eight and not seven defenders.

There are no places for Sampdoria midfielder Aimo Diana and Monaco striker Christian Vieri who have been ruled out with injury.

Real Madrid sensation Antonio Cassano will have to watch the tournament from home given his lack of Bernabeu use.

Livorno’s Cristiano Lucarelli was also overlooked in favour of Udinese’s goal-shy forward Vincenzo Iaquinta.

Lippi has also named four reserve players should injuries strike before the start of the tournament with Chievo midfielder Franco Semioli making that shortlist.

Goalkeepers: Buffon (Juventus), Peruzzi (Lazio), Amelia (Livorno)

Defenders: Zambrotta (Juventus), Nesta (Milan), Cannavaro (Juventus), Grosso (Palermo), Zaccardo (Palermo), Barzagli (Palermo), Materazzi (Inter), Oddo (Lazio)

Midfielders: Camoranesi (Juventus), Pirlo (Milan), Gattuso (Milan), De Rossi (Roma), Perrotta (Roma), Barone (Palermo)

Attackers: Totti (Roma), Toni (Fiorentina), Gilardino (Milan), Del Piero (Juventus), Inzaghi (Milan), Iaquinta (Udinese)

Reserves: De Sanctis (Udinese), Bonera (Parma), Marchionni (Parma), Semioli (Chievo)

koko_juve2010-05-04 05:30:17 +0000 #2
looks ok.......
King Adriano2010-05-04 06:04:03 +0000 #3
i'm just surprised about not taking Tavano.
materazziIZbad2010-05-04 05:55:47 +0000 #4
i was very suprised by cassano not showing up on the squad, regardless of his lack of playing time because he has so much potential. he has never played a whole lot for any club team because of disputes with coaches, but he has still managed to produce on the international level when called upon. the fact he hasn't played for madrid a whole lot could be good because of the wear and tear he doesn't have that others might. cassano could make much more of an impact as a substitute than iaquinta because he isn't just a scorer, he's a playmaker as well.

maybe another issue surrounding cassano is that he is the same type of player as totti and del piero.
King Adriano2010-05-04 06:06:22 +0000 #5
i wasn't surprised of not taking Cassano.

but i'm surprised of ur name man.

Materazzi is one of my favourite players, and i hate anyone 2 disrespect him.


u look new 2 this forums.welcome man and i hope u keep around especially in Roma forums cause they need help there.
joeypro2010-05-04 06:18:21 +0000 #6
WOOW, 5 starters from Juve.
King Adriano2010-05-04 05:57:39 +0000 #7
not starters joey they are just taken.
materazziIZbad2010-05-04 05:44:37 +0000 #8
yes i am new thanks for the welcome, i'm speaking mostly of his mistakes in the last world cup when i say he is bad. i understand that it was one game but he made a couple of bad ones against croatia and i haven't forgiven him.

i have liked cassano ever since he came to roma even though he fought with the coach the whole time, i just think he got a raw deal.



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