Where was Antonio Cassano while his Sampdoria side were dumped out of Europe? He was dinning with Italy boss Cesare Prandelli.
Doria crashed out of the Europa League on Wednesday after defeat at home to PSV, but Cassano didn't watch.
Frozen out of the side after a row with President Riccardo Garrone, the club are now trying to rescind the player's contract.
Azzurri Coach Prandelli has insisted in recent times that he wouldn't abandon the international and his midweek meeting with the player confirms as much.