Prandelli names his 30-man Italy World Cup squad

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has named his 30-player provisional World Cup squad. Prandelli will whittle the list down to the final 23 for the tournament in Brazil by June 6.

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has named his 30-player provisional World Cup squad.

Prandelli will whittle the list down to the final 23 for the tournament in Brazil by June 6.

Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi makes the squad, despite his injury problems, as does Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini following his controversial elbowing incident against AS Roma.

ITALY SQUAD:

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Mattia Perin (Genoa), Salvatore Sirigu (Paris Saint Germain), *Antonio Mirante (Parma);

Defenders: Ignazio Abate (Milan), Andrea Barzagli (Juventus), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Matteo Darmian (Torino), Mattia De Sciglio (Milan), Christian Maggio (Napoli), Gabriel Paletta (Parma), Manuel Pasqual (Fiorentina), Andrea Ranocchia (Inter);

Midfielders: Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina), Antonio Candreva (Lazio), Daniele De Rossi (Roma), Claudio Marchisio (Juventus), Riccardo Montolivo (Milan), Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain), Marco Parolo (Parma), Andrea Pirlo (Juventus), Romulo (Verona), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain);

Forwards: Mario Balotelli (Milan), Antonio Cassano (Parma), Alessio Cerci (Torino), Mattia Destro (Roma), Ciro Immobile (Torino), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina)

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