Monday October 15 2012
FIGC back Prandelli over Cassano

The President of the Italian Football Federation has backed boss Cesare Prandelli’s decision to snub Antonio Cassano.

The Inter player has enjoyed a splendid scoring start to his Nerazzurri adventure, but he hasn’t been picked by the tactician since Euro 2012.

“The exclusion of Cassano is down to the tactical decisions of the Coach,” Giancarlo Abete told Radio RAI on Monday. “The Coach wants to look at new players.

“Spain, for example, changed half of their side after they won the European Championship and did the same after winning the World Cup.

“We don’t have any indispensable players, apart from Juventus’ Andrea Pirlo. There are other first team players, but they are all approachable ones.”

Cassano, 30, has scored 10 goals in 35 caps for his country. He has scored four goals in seven League games so far this season.

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