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Lippi announces 23-man squad: Rossi and Borrielo to stay at home

Marcello Lippi leaves his squad announcement very late after an injury scare to Camoranesi. There was none of the confusion and mayhem that surrounded the announcement of the English squad earlier on today. The players who will be making the journey will be: -

Goalkeepers: Buffon, Marchetti, De Sanctis

Defenders: Bocchetti, Bonucci, F. Cannavaro, Chiellini, Criscito, Maggio, Zambrotta

Midfielders: Camoranesi, De Rossi, Gattuso, Marchisio, Montolivo, Palombo, Pepe, Pirlo

Strikers: Di Natale, Gilardino, Iaquinta, Pazzini, Quagliarella

The following players will miss out Sirigu, Cassani, Cossu, Borriello and Giuseppe Rossi. The biggest surprises are the exclusion of both Borrielo and Giuseppe Rossi. Lippi has kept faith with out of form Juventus striker Vincenzo Iaquinta. Qagliarella, Gilardino and Iaquinta are all very similar strikers for me, it will mean that the second striker role will be given to Di Natale or Pazzini.

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