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Italy coach Prandelli stands by selecting Juventus defender Chiellini

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli had no problem with Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini's elbow on AS Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic.

Chiellini's actions could have breached Prandelli's 'code of conduct' so close to the World Cup.

But he insists: "I have looked again and again at what Chiellini did.

"For me, it is not a violent act."

Prandelli added: "Do I expect criticism for my decision? My code of ethics has been controversial for four years!"

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