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The Manchester City ace returns to the national set-up as the Italian coach also calls up the in-form Milan striker and others for the double header with Armenia and Denmark

Coach Cesare Prandelli has recalled Mario Balotelli, Alberto Gilardino, Stephan El Shaarawy, Andrea Ranocchia, Antonio Candreva and Domenico Criscito to his squad for Italy's upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

The Euro 2012 finalists travel to Armenia on October 12 before entertaining Denmark at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium on Tuesday October 16.

Balotelli will make his return after missing Italy's first round of qualifiers due to eye surgery while Milan's El Shaarawy has been rewarded for his fine form of late.

Zenit's Criscito is also back in the fold since being excluded on the eve of Euro 2012 while World Cup winner Gilardino is also included after two years out as is Candreva who has not appeared for La Nazionale in three years.

Goalkeepers  
G Buffon Juventus
S Sirigu PSG
M De Sanctis Napoli
E Viviano Fiorentina
Defenders  
I Abate Milan
F Balzaretti Roma
A Barzagli Juventus
L Bonucci Juventus
G Chiellini Juventus
A Ranocchia Inter
A Ogbonna Torino
D Criscito Zenit
Midfielders  
A Candreva Lazio
D De Rossi Roma
A Diamanti Bologna
E Giaccherini Juventus
C Marchisio Juventus
M Verratti PSG
A Pirlo Juventus
R Montolivo Milan
Forwards  
A Gilardino Bologna
M Balotelli Man City
M Destro Roma
S Giovinco Juventus
P Osvaldo Roma
S El Shaarawy Milan

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