Pablo Osvaldo returns for Italy

Pablo Osvaldo returns for Italy
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Roma forward Pablo Osvaldo, who did not feature at the Confederations Cup due to indiscipline, is recalled to the Italy squad for Wednesday's friendly against Argentina.

Roma forward Pablo Osvaldo has been recalled to the Italy squad for Wednesday's friendly against Argentina.

The 27-year-old was omitted from Cesare Prandelli's Confederations Cup party due to indiscipline.

Osvaldo had been involved in a public spat with former Roma coach Aurelio Andreazzoli after May's Coppa Italia final defeat to Lazio.

However, he has now been forgiven by Prandelli, who has also included Under-21 stars Marco Verratti and Lorenzo Insigne in his squad for the international fixture at the Stadio Olimpico.

Italy squad: Buffon (Juventus), Marchetti (Lazio), Sirigu (Paris St Germain); Antonelli (Genoa), Astori (Cagliari), Barzagli (Juventus), Bonucci (Juventus), Chiellini (Juventus), De Silvestri (Sampdoria), Maggio (Napoli), Ranocchia (Inter Milan); Aquilani (Fiorentina), Candreva (Lazio), Cerci (Torino), De Rossi (Roma), Diamanti (Bologna), Florenzi (Roma), Giaccherini (Sunderland), Marchisio (Juventus), Montolivo (Milan), Pirlo (Juventus), Verratti (Paris St Germain); Balotelli, El Shaarawy, Gilardino (Genoa), Insigne (Napoli), Osvaldo (Roma)

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