Italian Paper Talk: Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli Announces World Cup Squad

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No place for Giuseppe Rossi or Destro after final cut is made…

All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Italy as Azzurri boss Cesare Prandelli names his 23-man squad for the World Cup in Brazil this summer.


Image courtesy of La Gazzetta dello Sport.

– Italy squad names for Brazil – Tough decision for Cesare Prandelli, Giuseppe Rossi and Mattia Destro cut, Lorenzo Insigne stays.

– AC Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo to be operated, out for six months after suffering a fractured tibia in the friendly against Ireland on Saturday night.

– Andrea Agnelli: “Juve soon to be up with the top sides in Europe”.

– Roma, chase on for Cerci-Iturbe.

– Inter target Siqueira.

– Destro turns down Italy – Prandelli wanted to keep the striker as a reserve along with Andrea Ranocchia, but the youngster said no.
– Agnelli – Juventus Champions League in three years.
– Bonzetti: “Milan will be great again”.
– Lazio plan, with Antonio Candreva there’s Heurtaux.

– Alvaro Morata, signing worthy of Champions League winners.

– Rossi and Destro going home, Prandelli takes Insigne to Brazil.

– “Torino, trust in Martinez, he can be your Aguero”.

– Inter-Suarez, yes for 10m Euro.

– Andrea Stramaccioni leads race for Udinese job.


Italy World Cup Squad:

Goalkeepers: Buffon (Juventus), Perin (Genoa), Sirigu (Paris St. Germain);

Defenders: Abate (Milan), Barzagli (Juventus), Bonucci (Juventus), Chiellini(Juventus), Darmian (Torino), De Sciglio (Milan), Paletta (Parma);

Midfielders: Aquilani (Fiorentina), Candreva (Lazio), De Rossi (Roma),Marchisio (Juventus), Thiago Motta (Paris St. Germain), Parolo (Parma), Pirlo(Juventus), Verratti (Paris St. Germain);

Forwards: Balotelli (Milan), Cassano (Parma), Cerci (Torino), Immobile (Torino), Insigne (Napoli).

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