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Six Juventus players called up to Italian national team squad by Anotnio Conte

Some surprises on the list

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Italy national team manager and ex-Juventus boss Antonio Conte has certainly raised some eyebrows with his Azzurri selections.

Can't say we were really surprised by the Bianconeri choices in the squad, but certain other selections have been head scratching-worthy especially considering how little these players have played this season. And then some players who have been tearing it up on the pitch in the Serie A are still finding it hard to make it into the side.

Italy will play Belgium in Brussels on Nov.13 before hosting Romania in Bologna on Nov. 17.



Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Daniele Padelli (Torino), Mattia Perin (Genoa), Salvatore Sirigu (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA)


Francesco Acerbi (Sassuolo), Luca Antonelli (AC Milan), Davide Astori (Fiorentina), Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini (all Juventus), Matteo Darmian (Manchester United/ENG), Mattia De Sciglio (AC Milan), Lorenzo De Silvestri (Sampdoria)


Giacomo Bonaventura (AC Milan), Antonio Candreva (Lazio), Alessio Cerci (AC Milan), Stephan El Shaarawy (Monaco/FRA), Alessandro Florenzi (Roma), Emanuele Giaccherini (Bologna), Claudio Marchisio (Juventus), Riccardo Montolivo (AC Milan), Marco Parolo (Lazio), Roberto Soriano (Sampdoria)


Manolo Gabbiadini (Napoli), Eder (Sampdoria), Stefano Okaka (Anderlecht/BEL), Graziano Pelle (Southampton/ENG), Simone Zaza (Juventus)

Discuss in the comments below who you thought should have been in the side, and who should have been omitted.