ROME, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Daniele De Rossi returned to theItaly squad on Thursday for next week’s friendly with worldchampions Spain after being left out at the end of last seasonbecause of disciplinary problems.
The AS Roma midfielder, a 2006 World Cup winner, served athree-match Serie A ban in May for elbowing an opponent, andItaly coach Cesare Prandelli also punished him by leaving himout of the squads that beat Estonia and lost to Ireland in June.
Reserve goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis, never picked before byPrandelli having previously been a squad regular, also comesback in from the cold because of an injury to Emiliano Viviano.
Two Serie B players, Angelo Ogbonna of Torino and AngeloPalombo of Sampdoria, are included for the match in Bari nextWednesday, with Prandelli having to name his squad before thestart of the Italian season.
Strikers Alberto Gilardino, Alessandro Matri and MarcoBorriello are notable absentees for Italy, who top Euro 2012qualifying Group C and travel to the Faroe Islands next monthbefore hosting Slovenia.
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Morgan De Sanctis(Napoli), Salvatore Sirigu (Paris St. Germain)
Defenders: Federico Balzaretti (Palermo), Leonardo Bonucci(Juventus), Mattia Cassani (Palermo), Giorgio Chiellini(Juventus), Domenico Criscito (Zenit St. Petersburg), ChristianMaggio (Napoli), Angelo Ogbonna (Torino), Andrea Ranocchia(Inter Milan)
Midfielders: Alberto Aquilani (Liverpool), Daniele De Rossi(AS Roma), Claudio Marchisio (Juventus), Riccardo Montolivo(Fiorentina), Thiago Motta (Inter), Antonio Nocerino (Palermo),Angelo Palombo (Sampdoria), Andrea Pirlo (Juventus)
Forwards: Mario Balotelli (Manchester City), Antonio Cassano(Milan), Sebastian Giovinco (Parma), Giampaolo Pazzini (Inter),Giuseppe Rossi (Villarreal)
(Writing by Mark Meadows, editing by Stephen Wood)
Updated 9 hours, 51 minutes ago