Osvaldo’s clash with Roma teammate Erik Lamela could have consequences for him on the international stage.
Osvaldo will be suspended and fined by the Giallorossi after being involved in a physical altercation with his teammate after Friday’s defeat at Udinese.
However, his misdemeanour could also see him suspended for Italy’s next international in February 2012.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli insists that all of his players must adhere to a code of ethics which he has implemented.
Individuals such as Roma’s Daniele De Rossi and Mario Balotelli of Manchester City have been omitted from squads in the past for breaking the rules.
Osvaldo, a new Italian international even if he was born in Argentina, could now be left out of the Azzurri squad for the game against America in three months’ time.
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