A revitalised Mario Balotelli has not done enough to earn an Italy recall. The Nice striker was yesterday omitted from Giampiero Ventura’s selection for World Cup qualifiers against Spain, in Turin, on Thursday and Macedonia, in Skopje, today week.

Azzurri squad
Buffon (Juventus), Donnarumma (Milan), Perin (Genoa); Astori (Fiorentina), Barzagli (Juventus), Bonucci (Juventus), Chiellini (Juventus), Ogbonna (West Ham), Romagnoli (Milan), Bernardeschi (Fiorentina), Bonaventura (Milan); Candreva (Inter), Criscito (Zenit SP), Darmian (Man. United), De Rossi (Roma), De Sciglio (Milan), Florenzi (Roma), Montolivo (Milan), Parolo (Lazio), Verratti (Paris SG); Belotti (Torino), Eder (Inter), Gabbiadini (Napoli), Immobile (Lazio), Pelle (Shandong Luneng), Sansone (Villarreal).

Sign up to our free newsletters

Get the best updates straight to your inbox:
Please select at least one mailing list.

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By subscribing, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing.