Lippi announces Azzurri party
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Marcello Lippi has announced Italy's squad for their forthcoming World Cup qualifiers.Marcello Lippi has announced Italy's squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia and Moldova.
Juventus' Manuele Blasi (pictured) and Daniele Bonera of Parma were both recalled, but there was no place for Roma star Antonio Cassano.
Milan's Christian Vieri was given the fourth striking berth in preference to Cassano - although Alberto Gilardino, Vincenzo Iaquinta and Luca Toni are likely to fight it out for the two forward roles, with Francesco Totti playing in behind.
Squad in full: Morgan De Sanctis (Udinese), Angelo Peruzzi (Lazio), Daniele Bonera (Parma), Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus), Fabio Grosso (Palermo), Marco Materazzi (Internazionale), Alessandro Nesta (Milan), Cristian Zaccardo (Palermo), Gianluca Zambrotta (Juventus), Simone Barone (Palermo), Manuele Blasi (Juventus), Mauro Camoranesi (Juventus), Daniele De Rossi (Roma), Aimo Diana (Sampdoria), Gennaro Gattuso (Milan), Andrea Pirlo (Milan), Francesco Totti (Roma), Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus), Alberto Gilardino (Milan), Vincenzo Iaquinta (Udinese), Luca Toni (Fiorentina), Christian Vieri (Milan)