Monday September 3 2012
De Rossi answers Italy call

Roma’s Daniele De Rossi will respond to the Italy call of boss Cesare Prandelli despite picking up an injury.

“How am I feeling? I’m so, so,” he noted after being replaced in the 3-1 win at Inter on Sunday night. “However, I will turn up for national duty.”

The midfielder, who rejected a summer move to Manchester City, picked up an ankle problem in the first half at San Siro.

Prandelli yesterday named a 25-man squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and Malta.

Federico Balzaretti was also included in the squad, but the Roma man is unlikely to play after he picked up a probable thigh muscle strain in the same game.

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