Lippi leaves door open to Juventus striker Amauri

Italy coach Marcello Lippi has left the door open to Juventus striker Amauri making his World Cup squad.

Italy coach Marcello Lippi has left the door open to Juventus striker Amauri making his World Cup squad.

The Brazilian-born forward is still waiting for his Italian citizenship to be rubberstamped.

Lippi said: “I will consider Amauri only when he will become fully an Italian citizen. He will then be monitored by my staff like all the others - Giuseppe Rossi, Luca Toni and Alberto Gilardino.

“By June I am hoping to recover seven or eight players who are currently out injured. On 11 May I have to submit an initial list of 30 players and this friendly will be useful to judge several players who could be included in it.”

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