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Coach Antonio Conte announced his final squad in a live television show on Tuesday.

May 31, 2016

Riccardo Montolivo has been left out of Italy's squad for the European Championship after failing to recover from injury in time, but fellow midfielder Thiago Motta was judged fit enough to be included in the 23-man squad.

Coach Antonio Conte announced his final squad in a live television show on Tuesday.

Italy is already without injured midfielders Claudio Marchisio and Marco Verratti. There were few surprises in the squad although Napoli's Brazilian-born midfielder Jorginho was one of the seven players omitted.

Fellow midfielders Marco Benassi, Davide Zappacosta and Giacomo Bonaventura were also dropped, along with defenders Davide Astori and Daniele Rugani.

MLS stars Sebastian Giovinco and Andrea Pirlo were omitted from the preliminary roster and were not in contention for the final squad.

Italy was runner-up in the last European Championship, losing 4-0 to Spain in the final.

Here is Italy's squad in full:

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

DEFENDERS: Andrea Barzagli (Juventus), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham), Matteo Darmian (Manchester United), Mattia De Sciglio (Milan)

MIDFIELDERS: Daniele De Rossi (Roma), Alessandro Florenzi (Roma), Emanuele Giaccherini (Bologna), Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain), Marco Parolo (Lazio), Stefano Sturaro (Juventus), Antonio Candreva (Lazio), Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina)

FORWARDS: Eder (Inter), Ciro Immobile (Torino), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Graziano Pellè (Southampton), Simone Zaza (Juventus), Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma)

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