There were no surprises in the 25-man Italy squad announced on Saturday for their final World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia and Albania.
Bologna winger Simone Verdi received a second call-up, after making his debut in March a friendly against Netherlands.
There was still no space for Nice forward Mario Balotelli despite him scoring five goals in his past five matches for the French club.
Italy host Macedonia in Turin on Friday before travelling to Tirana for their final World Cup qualifier against...
Simone Verdi's stunning first-half strike grabbed a point for Bologna and wrecked Inter Milan's 100 percent start to the new Serie A season at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara.
Verdi drove home the opening goal in the 32nd minute as his side dominated the first half before a late penalty from Mauro Icardi salvaged a draw for the visitors.
Inter must have expected to extend their winning start to the season to five straight wins against a Bologna side who had struggled to claim four points from as many...
Argentine striker Rodrigo Palacio has opted to prolong his time in Serie A by joining Bologna following his Inter Milan exit, the Rossoblu have announced.
After five seasons with Inter, Palacio departed San Siro at the end of his contract in June.
The former Boca Juniors man will now attempt to revive Bologna's fortunes after a 15th-placed finish last term.
The 35-year-old will wear the No. 24 shirt after scoring 58 goals in all competitions for Inter.