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Lippi won’t regret his choices…

Midfielder Claudio Marchisio insists Italy boss Marcello Lippi’s decision to include eight Juventus players in his provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup finals is not a gamble.

Many eyebrows have been raised in Italy at Lippi’s selection choices as Juventus are the most represented side despite enduring a dismal season.

“It was not a great season for us, but we will give our all to give a good account of ourselves at the World Cup,” Marchisio told Sky Sport 24.

“We are proud of these call-ups. It means that we have the manager’s trust, even though our season didn’t go well.

“A trust that we will have to repay with adequate performances. We want to have a great World Cup.”

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