Inter Milan striker Antonio Cassano is in the dark over his continued snub by Italy.

Cassano hasn't played for the Azzurri since the Final of Euro 2012.

"I don't know why I wasn't called up, but I hope to be taken into consideration all the way until the end for the World Cup," he told TV show Che Tempo Che Fa.

"The thing I find a bit irritating is that the journalists find out who gets called to the squad even before the players do.

"My start with Inter has been a good one, now I have to continue like this."