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Insigne called up for game against Malta

Lorenzo Insigne is in line for his senior international debut after he was called up to the Italy squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and Malta.

The Napoli striker has impressed at Under-21 level scoring six times in four matches, while fellow forward Giampaolo Pazzini is recalled for the matches on Friday, September 7 and Tuesday, September 11.

The striker hit a hat-trick for Milan in their 3-1 win over Bologna and could make his first appearance since last September's European Championship qualifier against Solvenia.

The Italy squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and Malta: Buffon (Juventus), De Sanctis (Napoli), Sirigu (Paris StGermain), Viviano (Fiorentina); Astori (Cagliari), Balzaretti (Roma), Barzagli (Juventus), Bonucci (Juventus), Cassani (Fiorentina), Maggio (Napoli), Ogbonna (Torino); De Rossi (Roma), Diamanti (Bologna), Giaccherini (Juventus), Marchisio (Juventus), Nocerino (Milan), Pirlo (Juventus), Poli (Sampdoria), Verratti (Paris St Germain); Borini (Liverpool), Destro (Roma), Giovinco (Juventus), Insigne (Napoli), Osvaldo (Roma), Pazzini (Milan).

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