Destro, De Rossi in; No World Cup for Florenzi

Daniele De Rossi and Mattia Destro have made Cesare Prandelli’s 30 man preliminary squad for the Italian national team.

Alessandro Florenzi, however, has been left off the squad as Alberto Aquilani, Romulo, and Marco Parolo have been favored over the young Roman.

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