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Gilardino leads list of Lippi recalls

Published: Saturday 16 August 2008, 18.11CET
Marcello Lippi has included some familiar names in his first squad since returning as Italy coach, with Alberto Gilardino one of six players recalled to take on Austria.
by Roberta Radaelli
from Milan
Gilardino leads list of Lippi recalls
Alberto Gilardino was on target for Fiorentina in the UEFA Champions League last week ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 16 August 2008, 18.11CET

Gilardino leads list of Lippi recalls

Marcello Lippi has included some familiar names in his first squad since returning as Italy coach, with Alberto Gilardino one of six players recalled to take on Austria.

Marcello Lippi has recalled some familiar names in his first squad since returning as Italy coach, with Alberto Gilardino among the players selected for Wednesday's friendly against Austria in Nice.

Panucci dropped
ACF Fiorentina forward Gilardino is one of six players back in the reckoning after missing out on UEFA EURO 2008™ as Lippi unveiled his first party since his reappointment as Azzurri coach this summer. Vincenzo Iaquinta, Daniele Bonera, Marco Cassetti, Andrea Dossena and Angelo Palombo complete the sextet, with Christian Panucci and Antonio Cassano the most notable absentees. The 60-year-old Lippi, who stepped down after winning the FIFA World Cup in Germany in 2006, will hold his first training session since then on Monday.

Italy squad
Goalkeepers:
Marco Amelia (US Città di Palermo), Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus).

Defenders: Andrea Barzagli (VfL Wolfsburg), Daniele Bonera (AC Milan), Marco Cassetti (AS Roma), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Andrea Dossena (Liverpool FC), Fabio Grosso (Olympique Lyonnais), Gianluca Zambrotta (AC Milan).

Midfielders: Alberto Aquilani (AS Roma), Mauro Camoranesi (Juventus), Daniele De Rossi (AS Roma), Gennaro Gattuso (AC Milan), Angelo Palombo (UC Sampdoria), Simone Perrotta (AS Roma), Andrea Pirlo (AC Milan).

Forwards: Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus), Antonio Di Natale (Udinese), Alberto Gilardino (ACF Fiorentina), Vincenzo Iaquinta (Juventus).

Last updated: 14/04/12 4.21CET

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