The first players have fallen foul of Cesare Prandelli's ‘code of ethics' and, as promised, were dropped from the Italy squad. Daniele De Rossi was guilty of elbowing Darijo Srna of Shakhtar Donetsk while on duty for Roma, while Mario Balotelli attempted a season record for the highest tackle in Manchester City-Dynamo Kiev. They miss out on a Euro 2012 qualifier against Slovenia, but will this make any difference to their behaviour?
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