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With the countdown to Euro 2008 James Eastham takes a look at the main contenders in the Top Goalscorer market where he’s got a few interesting picks. Click here to read preview!

Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Montolivo was the unlucky player to be dropped from coach Roberto Donadoni’s Italy squad for Euro 2008.

Donadoni picked a 24-man squad last week and waited until today to name one player he had to drop ahead of June’s tournament in Austria and Switzerland.

“It has been a difficult choice, made solely for numerical reasons,” Donadoni told a news conference at Italy’s training base outside Florence.

“Montolivo has conducted himself really well in recent days and there isn’t a problem with his fitness.”

The world champions face Belgium in a friendly in Florence on Friday ahead of their Euro 2008 Group C matches against Holland, Romania and France.

Italy squad:
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Marco Amelia (Livorno), Morgan De Sanctis (Sevilla)

Defenders: Fabio Cannavaro (Real Madrid), Marco Materazzi (Inter), Christian Panucci (Roma), Andrea Barzagli (Palermo), Gianluca Zambrotta (Barcelona), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Fabio Grosso (Lyon)

Midfielders: Andrea Pirlo (Milan), Gennaro Gattuso (Milan), Massimo Ambrosini (Milan), Daniele De Rossi (Roma), Simone Perrotta (Roma), Alberto Aquilani (Roma), Mauro Camoranesi (Juventus)

Forwards: Luca Toni (Bayern Munich), Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus), Antonio Di Natale (Udinese), Marco Borriello (Genoa), Fabio Quagliarella (Udinese), Antonio Cassano (Sampdoria, on loan from Real Madrid).

With the countdown to Euro 2008 James Eastham takes a look at the main contenders in the Top Goalscorer market where he’s got a few interesting picks. Click here to read preview!

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