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Striker Icardi: I want to play for Argentina

February 21, 2013
By Adam Digby, Italy Correspondent
Sampdoria striker Mauro Icardi says his international future lies with Argentina, not Italy, despite being eligible to play for both countries.

Icardi, 19, was born in South America but has lived in Italy long enough to qualify to play for them through residency rules.

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli said the forward was "a very interesting player" and he was monitoring him after recent goals against Juventus and Roma.

However, Icardi said he wanted to represent Argentina ...

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