Italy call up newcomers
By Robin Slater
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Italy coach Roberto Donadoni has called up two un-capped players to the Italy squad.
Italy coach Roberto Donadoni has called up Roma defender Max Tonetto and Sampdoria striker Fabio Quagliarella for the first time ahead of their Euro 2008 qualifier against Scotland.
Italy face Scotland in Bari on 28th March but will have to do without influential defender Alessandro Nesta and Vincenzo Iaqinta who are injured.
Quagliarella, now 24, is considered one of the best strikers in Serie A and has 11 goals to his name so far this season.
Milan duo Massimo Ambrosini and Daniele Bonera have also been rewared for their good form of late with a call-up.
Italy are third in group B and need a win against Scotland, who top the group, to kick-start their campaign.
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Marco Amelia (Livorno), Christian Abbiati (Torino), Max Tonetto (AS Roma), Massimo Oddo (Milan), Gianluca Zambrotta (Barcelona), Andrea Barzagli (Palermo), Marco Materazzi (Internazionale), Fabio Cannavaro (Real Madrid), Daniele Bonera (Milan), Manuel Pasqual (Fiorentina) Stefano Mauri (Lazio), Massimo Ambrosini (Milan), Daniele De Rossi (AS Roma), Gennaro Gattuso (Milan), Andrea Pirlo (Milan), Franco Semioli (Chievo Verona) Simone Perrotta (Roma), Mauro Camoranesi (Juventus), Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria), Tommaso Rocchi (Lazio), Luca Toni (Fiorentina), Alberto Gilardino (Milan), Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus), Antonio Di Natale (Udinese)