Cesare Prandelli, the head coach of national football team of Italy announced 30-man provisional squad for the upcoming world cup in Brazil.
Prandelli’s squad contains a fearsome array of elite European stars, including Juventus legends Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Pirlo, Roma’s Daniele De Rossi and AC Milan’s Mario Balotelli.
Member of Group D, the four-time World Cup winner open their Brazil 2014 campaing against England in Manaus on June 14. Six days later they meet Costa Rica in Recife, and close out their group-stage slate against Uruguay in Natal on June 24.
Italy must trim down their squad to 23 members by June 2.
Italy 30-man provisional roster
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus ), Mattia Perin (Genoa ), Salvatore Sirigu (Paris Saint-Germain )
Ignazio Abate (AC Milan ), Andrea Barzagli (Juventus ), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus ), Giorgio, Chiellini (Juventus ), Matteo Darmian (Torino ), Mattia De Sciglio (AC Milan ), Christian Maggio (Napoli ), Gabriel Paletta (Parma ), Manuel Pasqual (Fiorentina ), Andrea Ranocchia (Inter Milan )
Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina ), Antonio Candreva (Lazio ), Daniele De Rossi (Roma ), Claudio Marchisio (Juventus ), Riccardo Montolivo (AC Milan ), Thiago Motta (Paris Saint-Germain )
Marco Parolo (Parma ), Andrea Pirlo (Juventus ), Romulo (Hellas Verona ), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain )
Mario Balotelli (AC Milan ), Antonio Cassano (Parma ), Alessio Cerci (Torino ), Mattia Destro (Roma ), Ciro Immobile (Torino ), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli ), Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina )
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