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Italy ponder Del Piero and Totti recalls

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli admits he is considering shock national team call-ups for Francesco Totti and Alessandro Del Piero for his World Cup squad.

Alessandro Del Piero inspired Sydney to their first win in eight matches.
Alessandro Del Piero could be back in the frame for Italy.

Prandelli’s Italy currently top Group B in qualification for the tournament, and the coach insists he is open to all possibilities in terms of player selection.

Del Piero has not played for the Azzurri since 2008, but has impressed since his move to A-League club Sydney FC, scoring 14 goals in 21 appearances last season.

"In March and April we will have a look at the condition of certain players like Francesco Totti, Antonio Di Natale and even Alex Del Piero," Prandelli told Sky Sport Italia.

"At that stage I don’t need to plan, but build the strongest team possible.

"We are following all players who can make a difference, Alex still has a great desire and we have to keep an eye on everyone."

Italy next take on Bulgaria in 2014 World Cup qualifying on September 6.


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