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Italy squad for Euro2012

euro2012 italy squadItaly coach Cesare Prandelli announced a preliminary panel of 32 players who will prepare for the Euro2012 Championship in Poland and Ukraine.

The final composition of national teams participating in Euro2012, should be announced by May 29.

The training camp of the "Squadra Azzurri" will begin on May 21, as players of Juventus and Napoli will be there later, becouse of Copa Italia.


Before Euro2012 live Championship Italians will play two test matches - Luxembourg (May 29) and Russia (June 1). On June 5 Prandelli graduates will go to Poland.

Italy is in Group C and will argue with teams of Ireland, Croatia and Spain. All meetings of their group stage they will play in Poland.

Here is the squad:

Goalkeepers: Buffon (Juventus), De Sanctis (Napoli), Sirigu (PSG), Vivian (Palermo).

Defenders: Abbot (AC Milan), Astoria (Cagliari), Baldzareti (Palermo), Bartz (Juventus), Bokken (Rubin) Bonuchi, Kielini (both Juventus) Krishito (Zenith), Maggio (Napoli), Ogbona (Turin ) Ranokiya (Inter).

Midfielders: Chigarini (Atalanta), De Rossi (Roma), Diamond (Bologna) Dzhakerini, Marchisio (both Juventus), Montolivo (Fiorentina), Thiago Motta (PSG) Nocherino (Milan), Pirlo (Juventus), scaffolding (Atalanta), Vera (Pescara) Dzhovinko (Parma).

Forwards: Balotelli (Manchester City), Borino (Roma), Cassano (Milan), Destro (Siena), Di Natale (Udinese).