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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Mister Lippi Releases His Roster for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa


Image of Marcello Lippi courtesy of Paul Blank
and
http://www.postproduktie.nl/.

Davide Santon, the 18 year old prodigy
of Internazionale, is the only new name in the 23 man squad that will face the USA, Egypt, and Brasil beginning on 15 June in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Juventus Leads the Way

  • Six Juventus players were named for this squad. That is the most in recent memory.
  • From the World Cup winning team of 2006, twelve players remain in this side.

PORTIERI (Goalkeepers)

Marco Amelia (Palermo), Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Morgan De Sanctis (Galatasaray).

DIFENSORI (Defenders)

Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Andrea Dossena (Liverpool), Antonio Gamberini (Fiorentina), Fabio Grosso (Lyon), Nicola Legrottaglie (Juventus), Davide Santon (Inter), Gianluca Zambrotta (Milan).

CENTROCAMPISTI (Midfielders)

Mauro Camoranesi (Juventus), Daniele De Rossi (Roma), Rino Gattuso (Milan), Riccardo Montolivo (Fiorentina), Angelo Palombo (Sampdoria), Andrea Pirlo (Milan).

ATTACCANTI (Strikers)

Alberto Gilardino (Fiorentina), Vincenzo Iaquinta (Juventus), Simone Pepe (Udinese), Fabio Quagliarella (Napoli), Giuseppe Rossi (Villarreal), Luca Toni (Bayern Munich).

Roster courtesy of La Gazzetta dello Sport, 4 June 2009.

Cannavaro Chases History

Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Baring injury, Fabio Cannavaro will equal the Italian caps record of Paolo Maldini (126) against the USA, and set the record against Egypt. He has just re-signed with Juventus after a three year spell with Real Madrid.

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