Disgraced De Rossi left out by Italy

Coach Cesare Prandelli did not immediately comment on his squad but he implements a strict code of ethics under which players are barred for misbehaving in club games.

AS Roma's De Rossi, who has struggled for a place in his club's starting line-up this season, was dismissed on Sunday in first half injury time against Lazio for punching Stefano Mauri in the face as the two tussled for the ball.

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