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Roma's Taddei rules out Italy call

Roma's Brazilian-born midfielder Rodrigo Taddei has ruled out turning out for Italy.

"My Roma teammates who play for Italy asked me if I would consider wearing the Azzurri jersey, but I'd prefer not to," he told Sky Italia.

"International football isn't something you undertake lightly and it's a question of respect. It wouldn't feel right for me to wear someone else's national shirt.

"It wouldn't be fair for me to take a place away from someone who was actually fully Italian.

"I'd rather wait and hope that one day I get a call from the Selecao."

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