Lippi names Candreva, Biondini in Italy squad

Italy coach Marcello Lippi has named two newcomers to his squad for friendlies against Holland and Sweden.

Cagliari midfielder Davide Biondini and Livorno's Antonio Candreva are both in for the first time.

Others return to the Azzurri fold, such as Sampdoria hitman Pazzini, but there is again no room for his teammate Antonio Cassano.

Palermo's Mattia Cassani, Genoa defender Domenico Criscito, Parma's Daniele Galloppa, Christian Maggio of Napoli and Fiorentina winger Marco Marchionni earn recalls.

Italy squad:

Goalkeepers: Buffon (Juventus), De Sanctis (Napoli), Marchetti (Cagliari)

Defenders: Bocchetti (Genoa), Cannavaro (Juventus), Cassani (Palermo), Chiellini (Juventus), Criscito (Genoa), Grosso (Juventus), Legrottaglie (Juventus), Maggio (Napoli), Zambrotta (Milan)

Midfielders: Biondini (Cagliari), Camoranesi (Juventus), Candreva (Livorno), De Rossi (Roma), Galloppa (Parma), Marchionni (Fiorentina), Palombo (Sampdoria), Pirlo (Milan)

Forwards: Di Natale (Udinese), Gilardino (Fiorentina), Palladino (Genoa), Pazzini (Sampdoria), Rossi (Villarreal)

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