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Forza Azurri-Prandelli anounces his Final 23 man squad. To Brazil for the Confeds We Go

Forza Azurri-Prandelli anounces his Final 23 man squad. To Brazil for the Confeds We Go


Cesare Prandelli has anounced his final squad. No Big surprises as Italy embark on their second consequtive Confederations Cup.South Africa 2009 was a nightmare. I remember that Night at Loftus against Brazil. Lippi came with an ageing team and I said to fellow Azurri supporters. 2010 looks Bleak. It was one of my lowest moments as an Italy Fan watching my team live being murdered by the Brazillians. Well at leats I got to see them Live and well make it to the dressing Room. 4 Years on and I was chatting to my fellow Azurri Fan Mike Gani that Italy look stronger and much better poised. Ofcourse theres a stern Test against Hosts Brazil at Home. But Mexico and Japan should be ok. I think we got what it takes. Im not surprised. I see Prandelli Likes his son Giaccherini . Giaccherini hardly made the Juve Final Eleven this campaign but Prandelli seems to love him.He used him in the Euros also. I will miss the bearded Nocerino also. I am shocked at the ommisions of Osvaldo and Destro. I would have taken them at the expense of Cerci and Giladinho.Prandelli would in all likelyhood line up like this

Buffon,Chiellini,Bonucci, De Ciglio,Abate, De Rossi,Pirlo,Marchiso,Montelivio behind El Sharawi and Balotelli

Italy 23-man Squad for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013

Goalkeepers – Portieri: Buffon (Juventus), Marchetti (Lazio), Sirigu (Paris St. Germain);

Defenders – Difensori: Abate (Milan), Astori (Cagliari), Barzagli (Juventus), Bonucci (Juventus), Chiellini (Juventus), De Sciglio (Milan), Maggio (Napoli);

Midfielders – Centrocampisti: Aquilani (Fiorentina), Candreva (Lazio), De Rossi (Roma), Diamanti (Bologna), Giaccherini (Juventus), Marchisio (Juventus), Montolivo (Milan), Pirlo (Juventus);

Forwards – Attaccanti: Balotelli (Milan), Cerci (Torino), El Shaarawy (Milan), Gilardino (Bologna), Giovinco (Juventus).

Prandelli had to leave out   Cagliari goalkeeper Agazzi,  Torino defender Ogbonna and Inter defender Andrea  Ranocchia, Atalanta midfielder Bonaventura,  Sampdoria midfielder Poli, Cagliari forward Marco Sau.

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