Sunday, June 1, 2014

2014 World Cup: Check out Italy's World Cup squad

Italy has announced the 23 players that will travel to Brazil for the World Cup. The biggest surprise? Giuseppe Rossi is not included.

Coach Cesare Prandelli apparently judged that Rossi hadn't fully recovered from his latest right knee injury in January. Rossi has always been one of Prandelli' s favourite players, but the coach opted not to gamble on his fitness despite the forward having been the Italian league's leading scorer before getting injured.

Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne was selected instead for the 23-man squad .

Italy's 2014 World Cup Squad

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon, Mattia Perin,Salvatore Sirigu.

Defenders: Ignazio Abate, Andrea Barzagli, LeonardoBonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Matteo Darmian,Mattia De Sciglio, Gabriel Paletta.

Midfielders: Alberto Aquilani, Antonio Candreva, Daniele De Rossi,Claudio Marchisio, Thiago Motta, Marco Parolo, Andrea Pirlo, Marco Verratti.

Forwards: Mario Balotelli,Antonio Cassano, AlessioCerci, Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne.

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  1. I think this guys are ready to win the cup again.

    This is crack squad !

    1. Yeah LinJust nice squad but I'm going with spain.


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