Osvaldo picked for Italy squad

Dani Osvaldo

Dani Osvaldo

First published in Sport

On loan Saints striker Dani Osvaldo has been called up to the Italy squad to face Spain in Madrid tomorrow night.

The Argentinean born frontman, pictured above, has scored two goals for new charges Juventus following his controversial exit from St Mary’s in January, after allegedly head-butting Jose Fonte in a training ground incident.

Italy manager Cesar Prandelli dropped Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi for the match after he was caught on TV punching Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi during a 0-0 draw on Saturday.

Prandelli is known for not tolerating such behaviour and in the past has omitted Osvaldo and Mario Balotelli for misdemeanours.

So it may be a surprise to some that the exiled attacker, who scored three times in 13 appearances for Saints, was selected for the squad after his behaviour saw him banned by the club for two weeks and then shipped out to Turin.

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5:29am Tue 4 Mar 14

WobblyCat says...

Can only be good for us, can't see him coming back here and the better he plays the more money we can recoup. I'd be happy if we just got our money back but I shall miss this model pro!
Can only be good for us, can't see him coming back here and the better he plays the more money we can recoup. I'd be happy if we just got our money back but I shall miss this model pro! WobblyCat
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12:18pm Tue 4 Mar 14

zurichboy says...

I read that Inter are also interested in Osvaldo now, as well as Juve. Great news $$$$$$
I read that Inter are also interested in Osvaldo now, as well as Juve. Great news $$$$$$ zurichboy
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2:00pm Tue 4 Mar 14

TEBOURBA says...

Model pro who head butts his team mate ?? ---some model!!!
Model pro who head butts his team mate ?? ---some model!!! TEBOURBA
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