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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Marcello Lippi Releases His Azzurri Roster for Cameroon Friendly

2010 FIFA World Cup head coaches team workshop at Sun City, South Africa
Marcello Lippi last week in South Africa.

Mister Lippi released his roster for the upcoming friendly against Cameroon in Monaco. There were several new faces.

Absences

Gigi Buffon, Alberto Gilardino and Vincenzo Iaquinta are injured. Giuseppe Rossi was not selected due to compassionate leave after the death of his father, Fernando. Alessandro Nesta was not selected as had been rumored. Alex Del Piero appears to be out of the Azzurri set up.

AC Milan vs Atalanta Bergamo
Marco Borriello received his first call up for the Azzurri
with Marcello Lippi. He has 3 caps.


Goalkeepers

Morgan De Sanctis (Napoli), Federico Marchetti (Cagliari), Salvatore Sirigu (Palermo).

Defenders

Daniele Bonera (Milan), Leonardo Bonucci (Bari), Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus), Mattia Cassani (Palermo), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Domenico Criscito (Genoa), Nicola Legrottaglie (Juventus).

Midfielders

Christian Maggio (Napoli), Andrea Cossu (Cagliari), Daniele De Rossi (Roma), Gennaro Gattuso (Milan), Claudio Marchisio (Juventus), Riccardo Montolivo (Fiorentina), Angelo Palombo (Sampdoria), Simone Pepe (Udinese), Andrea Pirlo (Milan).

Strikers

Marco Borriello (Milan), Antonio Di Natale (Udinese), Giampaolo Pazzini (Sampdoria), Fabio Quagliarella (Napoli).

Italy national team training session

Roster courtesy of La Gazzetta dello Sport, 28 February 2010.

The next friendly will be with Mexico in Brussels, Belgium on 3 June.



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