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Italy Announce Preliminary Euro 2016 Squad

Italy coach Antonio Conte has announced his 30-man preliminary squad for the 2016 European Championship, snubbing the likes of Mario Balotelli and Andrea Pirlo.

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The squad still has to be reduced to 23 players before midnight on 31 May, but, for now, the 30 players will meet at Italy's training camp.

Italy last won the tournament in 1968, but appeared in the 2012 final against Spain, and have been drawn in Group E alongside Belgium, Republic of Ireland and Sweden.

Here is Italy's 30-man preliminary squad in full:

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

Defenders: Davide Astori (Fiorentina), Andrea Barzagli (Juventus), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham), Daniele Rugani (Juventus), Matteo Darmian (Manchester United), Mattia De Sciglio (AC Milan), Davide Zappacosta (Torino)

Midfielders: Marco Benassi (Torino), Giacomo Bonaventura (AC Milan), Daniele De Rossi (Roma), Alessandro Florenzi (Roma), Emanuele Giaccherini (Bologna), Jorginho (Napoli), Riccardo Montolivo (AC Milan), Thiago Motta (Paris Saint-Germain), Marco Parolo (Lazio), Stefano Sturaro (Juventus), Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina), Antonio Candreva (Lazio), Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma)

Forwards: Eder (Inter), Ciro Immobile (Torino), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Graziano Pelle (Southampton), Simone Zaza (Juventus)

Biggest omissions: Mario Balotelli (AC Milan), Andrea Pirlo (New York City), Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC)

Read: 12 Stars Snubbed For Spain's Euro 2016 Squad

How far do you think Italy can go at Euro 2016? Have your say in the comments section below.

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