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Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 May, 2004, 17:30 GMT 18:30 UK
Italy overlook Inzaghi
Filippo Inzaghi
Inzaghi has been struggling with an ankle injury
Filippo Inzaghi is the notable omission from the Italy squad named for Euro 2004 by Giovanni Trapattoni.

The AC Milan star has been struggling with an ankle injury and Italy boss Trapattoni decided to opt instead for Juventus forward Marco Di Vaio.

Parma's highly-rated Alberto Gilardino was also overlooked despite scoring 23 goals in Serie A.

In defence, Inter's Marco Materazzi took the last place ahead of Juve's Nicola Legrottaglie.

Italy's first-choice goalkeeper will be Gianluigi Buffon, ahead of Francesco Toldo and the veteran Angelo Peruzzi.

The Azzurri begin training next week near Florence before playing their last friendly, away from home against African champions Tunisia, on 30 May.

Italy squad for Euro 2004:

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Francesco Toldo (Inter Milan), Angelo Peruzzi (Lazio)

Defenders: Christian Panucci (AS Roma), Fabio Cannavaro (Inter Milan), Alessandro Nesta (AC Milan), Gianluca Zambrotta (Juventus), Massimo Oddo (Lazio), Matteo Ferrari (Parma), Marco Materazzi (Inter Milan), Giuseppe Favalli (Lazio)

Midfielders: Andrea Pirlo (AC Milan), Cristiano Zanetti (Inter Milan), Simone Perrotta (Chievo Verona), Gennaro Gattuso (AC Milan), Stefano Fiore (Lazio), Mauro Camoranesi (Juventus)

Forwards: Francesco Totti (AS Roma), Antonio Cassano (AS Roma), Christian Vieri (Inter Milan), Bernardo Corradi (Lazio), Marco Di Vaio (Juventus), Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus)

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