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Juventus signing Amauri pledges international future to Italy

New Juventus signing Amauri has pledged his international future to Italy.

The ex-Palermo forward is applying for an Italian passport, which is he eligible for as his wife has been living in the peninsula for many years, but admits it was a choice borne of frustration.

"I don't know if now that I play for Juventus it will change something for Carlos Dunga," he said of the Selecao boss.

"It is a shame, as I think I did well and deserved his consideration. I cannot wait for bureaucracy to run its course."

Amauri continued: "It is true, I gave my priority to the Selecao before, but I am also proud to represent Italy. Donadoni said wonderful things about me, whereas I never heard from Dunga.

"Brazil remain a dream, while Italy are a fantastic reality and I would have loved to play in Euro 2008. I think if my passport had come through a month ago, the Coach would've called me."

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