Italy names squad for Euro 2008
Roberto Donadoni has now trimmed his provisional squad down to a final 23 for this summer's tournament in Austria / Switzerland.
As expected, it is the Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Montolivo that is to be axed from the squad, with Roma duo Aquilani and the Manchester born Simone Perrotta getting the nod ahead of La Viola's wideman.
The squad which lines up in the group of death (France, Italy, Romania and Holland) is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Marco Amelia (Livorno), Morgan De Sanctis (Sevilla)
Defenders: Cristian Panucci (Roma), Fabio Cannavaro (Real Madrid), Andrea Barzagli (Palermo), Marco Materazzi (Inter), Fabio Grosso (Lyon), Gianluca Zambrotta (Barcelona), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)
Midfielders: Rino Gattuso, Andrea Pirlo, Massimo Ambrosini (Milan), Daniele De Rossi, Simone Perrotta, Alberto Aquilani (Roma), Mauro German Camoranesi (Juventus)
Strikers: Luca Toni (FC Bayern), Marco Borriello (Genoa), Antonio Di Natale, Fabio Quagliarella (Udinese), Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus), Antonio Cassano (Sampdoria)