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Italian World Cup squad named

King Adriano2010-05-05 04:38:57 +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)


TheU2010-05-05 04:53:07 +0000 #2
link?
syntex7772010-05-05 05:09:33 +0000 #3
www.channel4.com/spo...l_italia/may15h.html

I think its quite stupid of Lippi to include Iaquinta ... Lucarelli or Tavano would have been better ... but who cares his the last choice striker ...

On the inter site u can see which inter players are being called up ... i can't believe Javier Zanetti wasnt included ... burdisso and cruz were (and obviously cambiasso) but he wasnt ... i feel sorry for him
GiorgioII2010-05-05 04:48:02 +0000 #4
Javier is the best RB In the world without a doubt. Argentina will suffer for not having him. Scaloni his replacement has been a laughing stock in the EPL this year. It was even a surprise that he made the West Ham team for the FA Cup Final. Samuel's exclusion is also a stupid one. Javier showed what a great man he is with his gracious response. Good on him.

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