Mario Balotelli, Davide Santon get Italy calls

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Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi is left out of Italy's squad to face France next Wednesday.

Mario Balotelli and Davide Santon have been named in Italy's 25-man squad to face France in Parma next Wednesday.

Daniele de Rossi is a notable absentee, although Cesare Prandelli had already confirmed that players sent off for violent conduct would be left out.

The Roma man saw red for attempting to strike Lazio forward Stefano Mauri during the Giallorossi's 3-2 defeat this afternoon.

AC Milan frontman Stephan El Shaarawy has also received a call-up, along with
Roma youngster Alessandro Florenzi.

Squad in full:

Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Morgan De Sanctis (Napoli), Salvatore Sirigu (Paris St. Germain), Emiliano Viviano (Fiorentina); Davide Astori (Cagliari), Federico Balzaretti (Roma), Andrea Barzagli (Juventus), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Domenico Criscito (Zenit St. Pietroburgo), Christian Maggio (Napoli), Davide Santon (Newcastle); Antonio Candreva (Lazio), Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna), Alessandro Florenzi (Roma), Emanuele Giaccherini (Juventus), Claudio Marchisio (Juventus), Riccardo Montolivo (Milan), Andrea Pirlo (Juventus), Marco Verratti (Paris St. Germain); Mario Balotelli (Manchester City), Mattia Destro (Roma), Stephan El Shaarawy (Milan), Sebastian Giovinco (Juventus), Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Roma).

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