Daniele De Rossi has returned to the Italy squad ahead of its friendlies with Germany and Nigeria in the coming fortnight.
The Roma midfielder was forced to withdraw from the Azzurri's October fixtures with injury but, as expected, will be available for selection at San Siro against Joachim Low's men on Nov. 15 and at Craven Cottage against the reigning Africa Cup of Nations winners.
Marco Verratti suffered discomfort in his left knee ahead of Paris Saint-Germain's win over Nice on Saturday and is omitted from Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli's squad.
Another notable absentee is injured Giorgio Chiellini, though Juventus teammates Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Barzagli, Angelo Ogbonna, Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Pirlo make the grade.
Roma full back Federico Balzaretti, Cagliari's Davide Astori, Sampdoria midfielder Lorenzo Di Silvestri and Fiorentina midfielder Alberto Aquilani are all dropped.
Giuseppe Rossi retains his spot after returning in the pair of fixtures last month, while Mario Balotelli's poor run of form has not affected his place in Prandelli's plans.
Parma midfielder Marco Parolo will be hoping to add to his one cap following a call-up on Sunday, while Zenit St Petersburg defender Domenico Criscito earns a return to the national team after overcoming fitness concerns.
Italy is currently preparing for World Cup 2014 after sealing its spot at the tournament in September, though it is not seeded for the group stage draw because of its FIFA Ranking position.
|Salvatore Sirigu||Paris Saint-Germain|
|Ignazio Abate||AC Milan|
|Domenico Criscito||Zenit St Petersburg|
|Daniele De Rossi||Roma|
|Riccardo Montolivo||AC Milan|
|Thiago Motta||Paris Saint-Germain|
|Andrea Poli||AC Milan|
|Mario Balotelli||AC Milan|
|Pablo Daniel Osvaldo||Southampton|
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- Giuseppe Rossi
- Marco Verratti
- Andrea Barzagli
- Gianluigi Buffon
- Cesare Prandelli
- Angelo Ogbonna
- Leonardo Bonucci
- Mario Balotelli
- Andrea Pirlo