Injured Balotelli and Pazzini out of Serbia match
Italy forwards Mario Balotelli and Giampaolo Pazzini have left the squad with injuries, two days before Friday's European Championship qualifier in Serbia.
Balotelli has a back problem and Pazzini has a heel injury. Also, fullback Domenico Criscito was sent home Tuesday with a muscle problem.
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli called up Argentine-born forward Pablo Osvaldo and Torino defender Angelo Ogbonna as replacements.
Meanwhile, forward Giuseppe Rossi's condition has improved after leaving a training match Tuesday with a knee injury.
Italy has already qualified for Euro 2012, while Serbia is still attempting to earn a spot at next year's tournament in Poland and Ukraine.