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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Mister Lippi Releases his Roster for the Greece Friendly

Image of Marcello Lippi courtesy of Paul Blank

Here is the roster for the friendly in Athens on Wednesday night courtesy of La Gazzetta dello Sport. There are several injuries (Acquilani, Buffon, Di Natale, Pirlo, and Zambrotta).

Interestingly, Alessandro Del Piero was not selected despite his great form this season.

If the Azzurri win or draw, Mister Lippi will set the all-time Italian national team unbeaten streak at 31. Presently, he is tied with the great Mister, Vittorio Pozzo.


Curci (Siena), De Sanctis (Galatasaray).


Bonera (Milan), F. Cannavaro (Real Madrid), Chiellini (Juventus), Dossena (Liverpool), Gamberini (Fiorentina), Grosso (Lyon), Legrottaglie (Juventus).


Camoranesi (Juventus), D'Agostino (Udinese), De Rossi (Roma), Gattuso (Milan), Maggio (Napoli), Montolivo (Fiorentina), Perrotta (Roma).


Gilardino (Fiorentina), Iaquinta (Juventus), Pepe (Udinese), Quagliarella (Udinese), G. Rossi (Villarreal), Toni (Bayern Munich).

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