Davide Santon receives Italy call

Matthew Lowton, Davide Santon
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Newcastle United defender Davide Santon is named in the Italy squad for Wednesday's friendly against the Netherlands in Amsterdam.

Newcastle United defender Davide Santon has been named in the Italy squad for Wednesday's friendly against the Netherlands in Amsterdam.

The 22-year-old full-back received the last of his seven caps nearly two years ago.

Santon has made 29 appearances in all competitions for the Magpies this season.

Mario Balotelli has also been called up to the 25-man party following his recent move from Manchester City to AC Milan.

Italy squad to face the Netherlands:

Buffon, De Sanctis, Marchetti, Sirigu, Abate, Astori, Barzagli, Gastaldello, Peluso, Ranocchia, Santon, Candreva, De Rossi, Diamanti, Florenzi, Giaccherini, Montolivo, Nocerino, Pirlo, Verratti, Balotelli, El Shaarawy, Gilardino, Giovinco, Osvaldo

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