Juventus captain Alessandro Del Piero has voiced his disappointment after being left out of the Italy squad.
Del Piero announced last month he only wanted to be considered as a striker, after being used in a variety of positions across the midfield by Italy coach Roberto Donadoni.
His pleas fell on deaf ears however, as Donadoni elected not to include him for Saturday's Euro 2008 qualifier against Georgia.
"I'm sorry to be not part of the group for that match," Del Piero wrote on his personal website.
"But I give all my best wishes to Italy."
Italy are currently second in Group B and just one point ahead of France, with three qualifiers remaining.