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Saturday March 19 2011
U21: New faces for friendlies

Ciro Ferrara has called in two new faces for the Italy Under-21 team's friendlies against Sweden and Germany.

The Azzurrini give their first call-ups to Inter goalkeeper Francesco Bardi and Atalanta shot-stopper Francesco Rossi.

Bardi's presence means there are six Inter youth academy products in the squad, joining Cristiano Biraghi, Lorenzo Crisetig, Davide Faraoni, Luca Caldirola (on loan at Vitesse) and Giulio Donati (on loan with Lecce).

Alberto Paloschi returns after a long injury lay-off, while Fabio Borini receives a call just days after moving on loan from Chelsea to Swansea City.

Italy play Sweden in Reggio Emilia on Thursday March 24 and then travel to Kassel for their friendly with Germany on Tuesday March 29.

Goalkeepers: Bardi (Inter), Pinsoglio (Esperia Viareggio), Rossi (Atalanta)

Defenders: Biraghi (Inter), Caldirola (Vitesse), Camporese (Fiorentina), Crescenzi (Crotone), Donati (Lecce), Faraoni (Inter), Mori (Empoli)

Midfielders: Crisetig (Inter), D'Alessandro (Livorno), Fabbrini (Empoli), Marrone (Siena), Misuraca (Vicenza), Rizzo (Reggina), Romizi (Reggiana), Saponara (Empoli), Soriano (Empoli).

Forwards: Borini (Swansea City), Gabbiadini (Cittadella), Macheda (Sampdoria), Paloschi (Genoa)

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