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Mirante earns Azzurrini call-up

Published: Friday 4 November 2005, 6.51CET
AC Siena's in-form goalkeeper Antonio Mirante has been included in Italy's squad for the forthcoming Under-21 play-off against Hungary.
Published: Friday 4 November 2005, 6.51CET

Mirante earns Azzurrini call-up

AC Siena's in-form goalkeeper Antonio Mirante has been included in Italy's squad for the forthcoming Under-21 play-off against Hungary.

AC Siena goalkeeper Antonio Mirante has been named in the Italy squad for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-off against Hungary on 11 and 15 November.

Curci battle
Mirante, the Azzurrini's only new face, has enjoyed a good start to the Serie A campaign in contrast to his rival Gianluca Curci, who was recently dropped at AS Roma. Meanwhile, coach Claudio Gentile is still without midfielder Alberto Aquilani and striker Rolando Bianchi due to injury.

Italy squad
Goalkeepers: Gianluca Curci (AS Roma), Antonio Mirante (AC Siena).

Defenders: Cesare Bovo (AS Roma), Michele Canini (Cagliari Calcio), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Andrea Coda (Empoli FC), Hernan Dellafiore (Treviso FC), Andrea Mantovani (AC Chievo Verona), Alessandro Potenza (RCD Mallorca).

Midfielders: Marino Defendi (Atalanta BC), Marco Donadel (ACF Fiorentina), Daniele Galloppa (US Triestina Calcio), Riccardo Montolivo (ACF Fiorentina), Marco Motta (Udinese Calcio), Alessandro Rosina (Torino Calcio), Paolo Sammarco (AC Chievo Verona), Davide Biondini (Reggina Calcio).

Forwards: Raffaele Palladino (AS Livorno Calcio), Gianpaolo Pazzini (ACF Fiorentina), Graziano Pellè (US Lecce), Simone Pepe (US Città di Palermo).

Last updated: 04/11/05 13.52CET

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