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Italy name provisional World Cup squad

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Italy will face England on June 14th (©GettyImages)
Italy will face England on June 14th (©GettyImages).

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has included Antonio Cassano, Ciro Immobile and Giuseppe Rossi in his provisional 30-man squad.

Rossi has been included despite having played only twice for Fiorentina since January after recovering from a ligament injury.

Cassano has made some excellent performances for Parma this season and Immobile is the Serie A's top goalscorer.

Absent, though, is AC Milan's Stephan El Shaarawy, who only returned last week after being sidelined with injuries for several months.

England will face on June 14 in the group stages of the World Cup.

The full Squad, courtesy of Goal.com:

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Mattia Perin (Genoa), Salvatore Sirigu (Paris Saint-Germain), Antonio Mirante (Parma)

Defenders: Ignazio Abate (AC Milan), Andrea Barzagli (Juventus), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Matteo Darmian (Torino), Mattia De Sciglio (AC Milan), Christian Maggio (Napoli), Gabriel Paletta (Parma), Manuel Pasqual (Fiorentina), Andrea Ranocchia (Inter)

Midfielders: Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina), Antonio Candreva (Lazio), Daniele De Rossi (Roma), Claudio Marchisio (Juventus), Riccardo Montolivo (AC Milan), Thiago Motta (Paris Saint-Germain), Marco Parolo (Parma), Andrea Pirlo (Juventus), Romulo (Verona), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain)

Forwards: Mario Balotelli (AC Milan), Antonio Cassano (Parma), Alessio Cerci (Torino), Mattia Destro (Roma), Ciro Immobile (Torino), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina).


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