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Sunday March 20 2011
Italy to drop De Rossi and Balotelli

Cesare Prandelli will name his Italy squad today for the Euro 2012 qualifier in Slovenia and friendly with Ukraine.

The Coach drew up a code of ethics for his players in October and has pledged to drop anyone who breaks it, at club or international level.

This is why Roma's Daniele De Rossi and Manchester City's Mario Balotelli will be left at home for these games, having been punished for violent conduct in Europe.

Andrea Ranocchia, Mattia Cassani and Andrea Pirlo are all suffering from injuries, so also miss out.

It is likely Prandelli will call two new faces: Cesena's Marco Parolo and Emanuele Giaccherini.

The squad will get together on Monday morning at the Coverciano training ground.

The Euro 2012 qualifier in Ljubljana is on Friday March 25, followed by a friendly in Kiev on Tuesday March 29.

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