Wednesday October 5 2011
Italy call up Osvaldo

Roma striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo has been added to the Italy squad for the Euro 2012 games against Serbia and Northern Ireland.

The uncapped forward has been added to the party for the first time after Mario Balotelli and Giampaolo Pazzini pulled out of the Giro Azzurro today because of injury.

"It's a dream come true," said Osvaldo. "I'd like to thank all of the Roma fans for this."

Osvaldo was actually born in Argentina, but he has opted to play for the Azzurri after scoring twice in 12 caps for the Italian Under-21 side.

Prandelli has also decided to call up Torino stopper Angelo Ogbonna after Domenico Criscito was ruled out of action with injury.