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Lippi selects 29-man squad for training camp

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Italy coach Marcello Lippi selected a 29-player squad on Sunday for a two-day training camp in Rome.

With just over a month until Italy begins the defense of its World Cup title, Lippi will use the camp as one of his last chances to evaluate which players he will take to South Africa as part of his final 23-player squad.

Captain Fabio Cannavaro is one of nine Juventus players in the training squad announced Sunday, and one of nine that took Italy to glory in Germany in 2006.

Six strikers have been chosen, including leading Serie A scorer Antonio Di Natale, AC Milan's Marco Borriello and Sampdoria's Giampaolo Pazzini.

AC Milan veterans Gennaro Gattuso and Gianluca Zambrotta were also included despite missing much of the season due to injury.

The squad will meet up on Monday, with training on Tuesday and Wednesday. No players from Inter Milan or AS Roma were called up as they are playing the Italian Cup final on Wednesday.



Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Morgan De Sanctis (Napoli), Federico Marchetti (Cagliari), Salvatore Sirigu (Palermo).

Defenders: Salvatore Bocchetti (Genoa), Leonardo Bonucci (Bari), Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus), Mattia Cassani (Palermo), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Domenico Criscito (Genoa), Fabio Grosso (Juventus), Nicola Legrottaglie (Juventus), Christian Maggio (Napoli), Gianluca Zambrotta (AC Milan).

Midfielders: Mauro Camoranesi (Juventus), Antonio Candreva (Juventus), Andrea Cossu (Cagliari), Gennaro Gattuso (AC Milan), Claudio Marchisio (Juventus), Riccardo Montolivo (Fiorentina), Angelo Palombo (Sampdoria), Simone Pepe (Udinese), Andrea Pirlo (AC Milan).

Strikers: Marco Borriello (AC Milan), Antonio Di Natale (Udinese), Alberto Gilardino (Fiorentina), Vincenzo Iaquinta (Juventus), Giampaolo Pazzini (Sampdoria), Fabio Quagliarella (Napoli).

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