Prandelli recalls Marchetti to Italy squad to face Netherlands

Due to his fine form this season, the Lazio goalkeeper has been named in the Azzurri squad which will travel to face the World Cup 2010 runners up on Wednesday
Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli has named his squad to face Netherlands, and the recall of Federico Marchetti is among the most notable inclusions.

The Lazio goalkeeper has not been involved in the Azzurri set-up since 2010, but has been in fine form this season which has earned himself a spot in the team.

There are six Juventus players named by Prandelli, while AC Milan have five stars involved in the squad, including new €22 million signing Mario Balotelli.

Only three Italians who play outside the country have been chosen for the team to face the Dutch: Newcastle United full-back Davide Santon and Paris Saint-Germain pair Salvatore Sirigu and Marco Verratti.

The international friendly, which kicks off at 20:30CET on Wednesday night in Amsterdam, will not feature Leonardo Bonucci, as the Bianconeri defender was dropped over his ban for insulting an official in Serie A.

The likes of Giorgio Chiellini, Christian Maggio and Federico Balzaretti have missed out on the squad due to injury.

The squad in full to face Netherlands:

Name Club
Gianluigi Buffon Juventus
Morgan De Sanctis Napoli
Federico Marchetti Lazio
Salvatore Sirigu Paris Saint-Germain
Ignazio Abate AC Milan
Davide Astori Cagliari
Andrea Barzagli Juventus
Daniele Gastaldello Sampdoria
Federico Peluso Juventus
Andrea Ranocchia Inter
Davide Santon Newcastle United
Antonio Candreva Lazio
Daniele De Rossi Roma
Alessandro Diamanti Bologna
Alessandro Florenzi Roma
Emanuele Giaccherini Juventus
Riccardo Montolivo AC Milan
Antonio Nocerino AC Milan
Andrea Pirlo Juventus
Marco Verratti Paris Saint-Germain
Mario Balotelli AC Milan
Stephan El Shaarawy AC Milan
Alberto Gilardino Bologna
Sebastian Giovinco Juventus
Pablo Osvaldo Roma