Prandelli not calling Totti for April 14-15 training at Coverciano

National team manager Cesare Prandelli will reportedly not be calling the name of Francesco Totti to his April 14-15 physical training tests at Coverciano, increasing the likelihood that the Roma captain will not play in the World Cup.

Prandelli plans on calling 40 players to Coverciano so he can inspect their physical condition before this summer’s World Cup. The 40 players called by Prandelli are likely to be the ones who make his preliminary roster before he decides on his final 23-man squad. It looks like Francesco Totti will not be going to Brazil.

Source(s): Il Corriere dello Sport

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