17:10  ,  October 8, 2013

Juventus boss unhappy with Pirlo’s call-up to Italian national squad

Juventus Manager Antonio Conte is reportedly unhappy with his seasoned midfielder Andrea Pirlo’s call-up to the latest Italian international squad.

Juve were expecting Azzurri boss Cesare Prandelli to omit the 34-year-old for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Denmark and Armenia, Football Italia reports.

Although Pirlo remains a key figure for the Azzurri, the Italians have already qualified for Brazil 2014 so the results of their final two World Cup qualifiers will be irrelevant.

Juventus wanted him rested ahead of the Serie A Week 8 game at ACF Fiorentina.

To note, after eight rounds in World Cup qualifiers in Group B, the Azzurri have already booked their spot at Brazil 2014, with 20 points, Bulgaria have 13 points, Denmark have 12 points, Armenia and the Czech Republic have 9 points, apiece, and Malta have 3 points.

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