NEWS
Saturday March 26 2011
No fractures for Pazzini

Tests excluded fractures, so Giampaolo Pazzini stays with the Italy squad, as Cesare Prandelli confirms he won't call any new players for Ukraine.

Striker Pazzini was taken to hospital for x-rays on his left wrist this afternoon, having picked up a knock during last night's 1-0 win over Slovenia.

Fractures were excluded and the Inter forward will therefore remain with the squad for Tuesday's friendly in Kiev.

There were reports that Prandelli would call in Mario Balotelli for this game, as he had been dropped for the Euro 2012 qualifier.

Balotelli and Daniele De Rossi were frozen out after breaking the code of ethics by receiving bans for violent conduct with their clubs.

“The idea is to make many changes so that I can evaluate the whole squad,” said Prandelli, who ruled out bringing in any extra players.

“I'll tell you the starting XI on Monday. Balotelli is a player of great talent, so when he starts to show that consistently then he'll be taken into consideration.”

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