Antonio Conte has named a 27 man squad for the upcoming European Championship Qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Malta among the players selected are Daniele Rugani and Graziano Pelle who could win their first caps for the Nazionale, Chiellini returns to the squad after missing the Holland and Norway matches through injury and Boneventura is called up for the first time since 2013 after some good performances for Milan this season. Ignazio Abate, Mario Balotelli, Stephen El Shaarawy, Lorenzo Insigne, Domenico Criscito and Alessio Cerci are some of the notable names to have missed out on the squad this time around.
Here are the players selected:
Goalkeepers: Buffon, Perin, Sirigu
Defenders: Bonucci, Chiellini, Ogbonna, Ranocchia, Rugani, Darmian, De Sciglio, Pasqual
Midfielders: Aquilani, Boneventura, Candreva, Florenzi, Marchisio, Parolo, Poli, Thiago Motta, Verratti
Forwards: Destro, Giovinco, Immobile, Osvaldo, Pelle, Zaza