Friday February 3 2012
Sneijder and Alvarez out for Inter

Inter have named a 20-man squad for Saturday’s Roma game – but Wesley Sneijder and Ricky Alvarez are missing.

The duo won’t take part in tomorrow afternoon’s Serie A tie, but boss Claudio Ranieri hopes to have them back for next weekend’s home game against Novara.

“Fortunately all of the tests have come back negative which is good news as we were worried about Sneijder,” the tactician stated.

“However, he won’t be available for tomorrow, but I expect he will be at my disposal for the tie against Novara.

“As for Alvarez, he’s struggling with a knee problem. It’s not quite right at the minute and it is a little swollen.

“He’s picked up a slight twist somewhere, but, like Sneijder, he should be OK for the weekend after.”

Tomorrow’s tie in the capital has been brought forward to a 3pm local time kick-off because of the bad weather in Italy.

Inter squad – Goalkeepers: 1 Julio Cesar, 12 Luca Castellazzi, 21 Paolo Orlandoni.

Defenders: 2 Ivan Cordoba, 4 Javier Zanetti, 6 Lucio, 13 Maicon, 23 Andrea Ranocchia, 25 Walter Samuel, 26 Cristian Chivu, 37 Davide Faraoni, 55 Yuto Nagatomo.

Midfielders: 17 Angelo Palombo, 18 Andrea Poli, 19 Esteban Cambiasso, 20 Joel Obi.

Attackers: 7 Giampaolo Pazzini, 22 Diego Milito, 28 Mauro Zarate, 30 Luc Castaignos.

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