Sassuolo star Domenico Berardi has been dropped for Italy’s Under-21 game against Northern Ireland after his red card.
The talented forward had been named in the squad for Wednesday’s European Under-21 Championship qualifier in Lurgan.
However, he was dropped tonight after breaking the code of ethics, as he was sent off in Sassuolo’s 1-0 home defeat to Parma for elbowing Cristian Molinaro.
Coach Gigi Di Biagio has called up Catania striker Francesco Fedato in his place.
There is a similar situation at senior level, as Daniele De Rossi was left out of Italy’s friendly with Spain after he was caught on camera aiming a punch at Mauro Icardi during Roma-Inter.
Goalkeepers: Bardi (Livorno), Cragno (Brescia), Leali (Spezia);
Defenders: Bianchetti (Spezia), Ceccherini (Livorno), Chiosa (Bari), De Col (Virtus Lanciano), Murru (Cagliari), Romagnoli (Roma), Rugani (Empoli), Sabelli (Bari);
Midfielders: Battocchio (Watford), Benassi (Livorno), Cataldi (Crotone), Crisetig (Crotone), Dezi (Crotone), Molina (Modena), Viviani (Latina);
Forwards: Bernardeschi (Crotone), Comi (Virtus Lanciano), Fedato (Catania), Trotta (Brentford)