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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Mister Lippi Names His Roster for the WC 2010 Qualification Matches

Image of Marcello Lippi courtesy of Paul Blank

On 06 September, Italy will travel to Cyprus in their first competitive game during the new Lippi era. Four days later on 10 September, they will play Georgia in Udine.

Here is the roster courtesy of La Gazzetta dello Sport:

Portieri (Goalkeepers): Buffon (Juventus), Amelia (Palermo) [replaced by Curci of Siena], De Sanctis (Galatasaray).

Difensori (Defenders): Barzagli (Wolfsburg), Cannavaro (Real Madrid), Cassetti (Roma), Dossena (Liverpool), Gamberini (Fiorentina), Grosso (Olympique Lione), Legrottaglie (Juventus), Zambrotta (Milan).

Centrocampisti (Midfielders):
Aquilani (Roma), Camoranesi (Juventus), De Rossi (Roma), Gattuso (Milan), Palombo (Sampdoria), Pirlo (Milan).

Attaccanti (Strikers):
Del Piero (Juventus), Di Natale (Udinese), Gilardino (Fiorentina), Iaquinta (Juventus), Toni (Bayern Monaco).

There are five foreign based players in this roster.

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