We have a clearer picture of the Italy squad we'll be facing at Euro 2016

Antonio Conte has named his 30-man provisional squad

BY Raf Diallo 18:20 Monday 23 May 2016, 18:20 23 May 2016

Antonio Conte. Picture by: Mike Egerton / PA Wire/Press Association Images

There is no place for Andrea Pirlo in the Italy squad for Euro 2016.

The 37-year old has been omitted from Antonio Conte's 30-man training panel for the tournament - a squad that will be reduced down to 23 players by the squad announcement deadline of June 1st.

AC Milan's on loan Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is also absent as expected.

Ireland play Italy in Lille in their final group game on June 22nd.

They have already suffered a couple of pre-tournament blows due to injuries sustained by key midfielders Claudio Marchisio and Marco Verratti, which rules the Juventus and PSG players out of contention for the tournament.

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Federico Marchetti (Lazio), Salvatore Sirigu (Paris Saint-Germain)

Defenders: Davide Astori (Fiorentina), Andrea Barzagli (Juventus), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham), Daniele Rugani (Juventus), Matteo Darmian (Manchester United), Mattia De Sciglio (Milan), Davide Zappacosta (Torino)

Midfielders: Marco Benassi (Torino), Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan), Daniele De Rossi (Roma), Alessandro Florenzi (Roma), Emanuele Giaccherini (Bologna), Jorginho (Napoli), Riccardo Montolivo (Milan), Thiago Motta (Paris Saint-Germain), Marco Parolo (Lazio), Stefano Sturaro (Juventus), Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina), Antonio Candreva (Lazio), Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma)

Forwards: Eder (Inter), Ciro Immobile (Torino), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Graziano Pelle (Southampton), Simone Zaza (Juventus)


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