Thursday April 12 2012
Panini select their Italy squad

Milan’s Antonio Cassano and Giuseppe Rossi of Villarreal have been omitted from the Italy squad by Panini in their latest collection.

The Italian sticker giants have released their Euro 2012 album where they have selected a 20-man Azzurri party. Actual boss Cesare Prandelli will pick 23.

Given that Cassano has only just returned from heart surgery and Rossi hasn’t played since knee surgery last autumn, neither have been included in the selection by the Modena-based company.

The album is already for sale in Italy and in another 80 countries.

Panini’s squad: Gianluigi Buffon, Morgan De Sanctis; Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli, Andrea Ranocchia, Federico Balzaretti, Domenico Criscito, Christian Maggio; Daniele De Rossi, Andrea Pirlo, Thiago Motta, Claudio Marchisio, Riccardo Montolivo, Alberto Aquilani, Simone Pepe; Sebastian Giovinco, Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, Antonio Di Natale, Giampaolo Pazzini, Mario Balotelli.