Published On: Sun, Mar 2nd, 2014

Italy squad announced for friendly against Spain

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Ciro Immobile TorinoNew faces , and have all been called up by for ’s friendly match against on Wednesday.

The two countries will square off at the Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid on Wednesday night in preparation for this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

Immobile and Perin have been called up after impressive seasons for Torino and Genoa to date.

Paletta, who was born in Argentina, has been named to the Azzurri side after stating on several occasions that he would prefer to represent the country of his forefathers.

Daniele De Rossi has not been included in the side after breaking the code of ethics due to his punch to the face of Inter striker Mauro Icardi during Saturday’s 0-0 draw between Roma and Inter, an incident that will most certainly see the Rome native receive a hefty ban.

Goalkeepers: Buffon (Juventus), Perin (Genoa), Sirigu (Paris Saint Germain)

Defenders: Abate (Milan), Astori (Cagliari), Barzagli (Juventus), Bonucci (Juventus), Chiellini (Juventus), Criscito (Zenit St. Petersburg), De Sciglio (Milan), Maggio (Napoli), Paletta (Parma)

Midfielders: Candreva (Lazio), Giaccherini (Sunderland), Marchisio (Juventus), Montolivo (Milan), Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain), Parolo (Parma), Pirlo (Juventus), Verratti (Paris Saint Germain)

Forwards:  Cerci (Torino), Destro (Roma), Gilardino (Genoa), Immobile (Torino), Insigne (Napoli), Osvaldo (Juventus)

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Adriano Boin

- A passionate F.C. Internazionale supporter since the young age of 10, my love for the club came about on a family trip to Italy after their signing of Roberto Baggio. Much to the dismay of my father (a Milan fan) my love for the club only grew stronger and has taken me on trips to Genova and Boston to see my club in action. The greatest of these journeys was being blessed by incredible luck (to which this day I still cannot comprehend) which allowed me to travel to Madrid, see the 2010 Champions League Final in the flesh and experience a week-long trip that will probably never be surpassed. Feel free to add me on Twitter to talk about Inter, Italy or calcio in general @Boin44

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