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World Cup 2010: Official Italy Squad - Giuseppe Rossi Left Out

Italy have named their final squad for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Marcello Lippi released his provisional 30-man squad in early May and has since let go of Juventus duo Fabio Grosso and Antonio Candreva. The Azzurri tactician has now released five more players, to fine tune his final 23-man World Cup squad.

The unlucky players who will miss out on the high-profile tournament are Salvatore Sirigu, Mattia Cassani, Andrea Cossu, Marco Borriello and Giuseppe Rossi.

Mauro Camoranesi suffered a late injury this afternoon, but was still included in the squad. The Italo-Argentine said, "I felt a tweak in my knee. I hope it is nothing serious." The midfielder is expected to recover in time for the Azzurri's opening group stage clash with Paraguay on June 14.

The Azzurri won the tournament in 2006, but after a dreadful showing in last year's Confederations Cup, many have doubts as to whether they will be able to defend their crown.

Here is the full squad:

Goalkeepers -
Gianluigi Buffon
Morgan De Sanctis Napoli
Federico Marchetti Cagliari
Defenders -
Fabio Cannavaro Juventus
Giorgio Chiellini Juventus
Gianluca Zambrotta
Domenico Criscito Genoa
Christian Maggio Napoli
Salvatore Bocchetti Genoa
Leonardi Bonucci Bari
Gennaro Gattuso AC Milan
Andrea Pirlo AC Milan
Mauro Camoranesi Juventus
Daniele De Rossi Roma
Angelo Palombo Sampdoria
Simone Pepe Udinese
Riccardo Montolivo Fiorentina
Claudio Marchisio Juventus
Forwards -
Alberto Gilardino Fiorentina
Vincenzo Iaquinta Juventus
Antonio Di Natale Udinese
Fabio Quagliarella Napoli
Giampaolo Pazzini Sampdoria