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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Roberto Mancini recalls Mario Balotelli to the Italy squad after 4 years; Donnarumma and Chiesa left out – Check out full squad

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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Mario Balotelli – Ex-Manchester City player Mario Balotelli has been recalled to the Italy national team. Mario Balotelli has earned a sensational recall to the Italian national team. The Azzurri face North Macedonia in their World Cup qualifying play-off in March and later this week, Roberto Mancini will gather a 35-man squad for a training camp in Coverciano. This is not the final squad for the play-offs but just to train the players for the Qualifiers. Follow InsideSport.IN for the latest news and updates.

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Roberto Mancini recalls Mario Balotelli to the Italy squad after 4 years; Donnarumma and Chiesa left out – Check out the full squad

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Mario Balotelli returns to the Italy national team

And for the first time since September 2018, Balotelli has been called up by his country. Balotelli joined Turkish Süper Lig side Adana Demirspor in the summer of 2021 and has performed well for the club, with nine goals in 21 appearances so far.

Whether he will be in the full squad for the play-offs remains to be seen, but his strong relationship with Mancini means he has a good chance. The other interesting name on the 35-man list is 29-year-old Cagliari forward João Pedro, who earns his first ever senior international call-up having previously been capped for Brazil at U17 level.

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Roberto Mancini recalls Mario Balotelli to the Italy squad after 4 years; Donarumma and Chiesa left out - Check out the full squad
FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Roberto Mancini recalls Mario Balotelli to the Italy squad after 4 years; Donnarumma and Chiesa left out – Check out the full squad

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: ITALY FULL SQUAD

Goalkeepers: Marco Carnesecchi (Cremonese), Alessio Cragno (Cagliari), Alex Meret (Napoli), Salvatore Sirigu (Genoa);

Defenders: Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina), Davide Calabria (Milan), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Mattia De Sciglio (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Alessandro Florenzi (Milan), Luiz Felipe (Lazio), Gianluca Mancini (Roma), Luca Pellegrini (Juventus), Giorgio Scalvini (Atalanta), Rafael Toloi (Atalanta);

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Roberto Mancini recalls Mario Balotelli to the Italy squad after 4 years; Donarumma and Chiesa left out - Check out the full squad
FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Roberto Mancini recalls Mario Balotelli to the Italy squad after 4 years; Donnarumma and Chiesa left out – Check out the full squad

Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Inter), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Nicolò Fagioli (Cremonese), Davide Frattesi (Sassuolo), Manuel Locatelli (Juventus), Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Samuele Ricci (Empoli), Stefano Sensi (Inter), Sandro Tonali (Milan);

Forwards: Mario Balotelli (Adana Demirspor), Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Joao Pedro (Cagliari), Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo), Gianluca Scamacca (Sassuolo), Mattia Zaccagni (Lazio), Nicolò Zaniolo (Roma).

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Roberto Mancini recalls Mario Balotelli to the Italy squad after 4 years; Donnarumma and Chiesa left out – Check out the full squad

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