The Roma idol retired from international duty after winning the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ and has repeatedly broken down with injuries in the four years since. But there is media speculation that Totti may return to the Azzurri set-up as they prepare to defend their title at South Africa 2010.
"Will Totti be the only surprise on my list?" Lippi said. "I will give the list of the provisional squad on May 11. Of that list of 30 players, I will then have to reduce it to 23."
Will Totti be the only surprise on my list? I will give the list of the provisional squad on May 11. Of that list of 30 players, I will then have to reduce it to 23.
coach Marcello Lippi Italy
When asked about the possibility of seeing Juventus forward Amauri make the squad, Lippi said: "I said that once Amauri got his Italian passport, I would consider it."
Amauri decision on hold
Amauri was given his Italian nationality last month but has yet to feature in the Azzurri squad. "I have not included Amauri because I have made my choices based on the ideals I have always followed," Lippi said.
The veteran tactician believes that the three-day training camp that is currently taking place in
"It's an opportunity to be in contact with them in view of the World Cup. I have reminded them of many things. We need to be convinced of our quality, and that
Lippi is without Inter Milan and Roma players, who are involved in Wednesday's Coppa Italia final.(fifa.com)