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Thursday October 6 2011
Rossi fit to face Serbia

Giuseppe Rossi is expected to start for Italy against Serbia on Friday after recovering from a knee problem.

The Villarreal forward was a doubt for the Euro 2012 tie, but he came through Italy's latest training session on Thursday with no issues.

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Wednesday October 5 2011
Balotelli latest Italy casualty

Cesare Prandelli is running out of strikers for Italy's final Euro 2012 qualifiers after Mario Balotelli joined the doubtful list.

The Manchester City forward complained of back pain yesterday and he's been sent to hospital on Wednesday for tests.

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Wednesday October 5 2011
Balotelli and Pazzini return home

Mario Balotelli and Giampaolo Pazzini have been forced to withdraw from the Italy squad because of injury.

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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.

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Wednesday October 5 2011
Silvestre open to Italy call

Palermo defender Matias Silvestre has told Cesare Prandelli he's available for the Azzurri. “If Italy should call me before Argentina...”

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Wednesday October 5 2011
Maldini blasts Osvaldo call

Former Italy Coach Cesare Maldini demands Cesare Prandelli explain why he called Pablo Daniel Osvaldo rather than Alessandro Matri.

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Wednesday October 5 2011
Cassano insults journalist

Antonio Cassano insulted a journalist at the Italy training camp today and apologised along with Cesare Prandelli.

The Milan striker is well known for his ‘Cassanate,' those silly gestures that have got him into trouble throughout his career.

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Wednesday October 5 2011
Maggio: 'Italy won't embarrass'

Christian Maggio insists Italy may be qualified for Euro 2012, but “cannot afford to be embarrassed” in Serbia.

The Azzurri have already won Group C and booked a spot in the tournament in Ukraine and Poland, but have two more games to go against Serbia and Northern Ireland.

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Tuesday October 4 2011
Pasqual agent blasts Italy snub

The agent of Manuel Pasqual has questioned the wisdom of Italy boss Cesare Prandelli for ignoring his client.

The left-back hasn't played for his country since 2006 and was not included in the latest Azzurri party for the Serbia and Northern Ireland games.

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Tuesday October 4 2011
Italy lose injured Criscito

Domenico Criscito is out of Italy's final Euro 2012 qualifiers, while there are doubts over Giampaolo Pazzini and Federico Balzaretti.

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