Italy coach Prandelli includes several surprises in debut squad

New Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has sprung a few surprises in his first squad announcement.

The Azzurri face the Ivory Coast on Tuesday at West Ham’s Upton Park in a friendly.

Inter Milan striker Balotelli and Juventus hitman Amauri receive their first call-ups, while Sampdoria ace Antonio Cassano returns to the fold for the first time since Euro 2008.

Italy kick off their Euro 2012 campaign in Estonia on September 3.

Goalkeepers: Marchetti (Cagliari), Sirigu (Palermo), Viviano (Bologna)

Defenders: Antonini (Milan), Astori (Cagliari), Bonucci (Juventus), Cassani (Palermo), Chiellini (Juventus), Lucchini (Sampdoria), Molinaro (Stuttgart), Motta (Juventus)

Midfielders: De Rossi (Roma), Lazzari (Cagliari), Marchisio (Juventus), Montolivo (Fiorentina), Palombo (Sampdoria), Pepe (Juventus)

Attackers: Amauri (Juventus), Balotelli (Inter), Borriello (Milan), Cassano (Sampdoria), Quagliarella (Napoli), Rossi (Villarreal)

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