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Italy boss Marcelo Lippi recalls Giampaolo Pazzini for friendlies

November 8, 2009
By Reuters
Italy coach Marcello Lippi has rewarded in-form forward Giampaolo Pazzini by recalling him in a 25-man squad for this month's friendlies with Netherlands and Sweden.

Pazzini, who has scored seven goals for Sampdoria in Serie A so far this season, got the last of his three caps in June's 3-0 win over Northern Ireland in a friendly. However, Lippi has continued to ignore calls to bring back Pazzini's team mate Antonio Cassano, a reformed rebel who was regularly producing match-winning performances ...

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