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Blackpool take a 2-1 lead to the City Ground tonight in their 2nd-leg Championship play-off semi-final – 19:45 SS2. Gavin Beech previews the football betting.

Italy coach Marcello Lippi has rewarded the players who helped the Azzurri qualify for the finals with a place in his provisional squad, meaning Francesco Totti has missed out on selection.

There is no place for Totti, despite his impressive recent form for title-chasing Roma and speculation he would be given the chance to represent Italy four years after he helped his country to World Cup success in Germany.

Also missing form the squad are Roma forward Luca Toni and Juventus veteran Alessandro Del Piero.

Italy provisional squad:
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Morgan De Sanctis (Napoli), Federico Marchetti (Cagliari), Salvatore Sirigu (Palermo)

Defenders: Gianluca Zambrotta (AC Milan), Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Christian Maggio (Napoli), Leonardo Bonucci (Bari), Fabio Grosso (Juventus), Domenico Criscito (Genoa), Mattia Cassani (Palermo), Salvatore Bocchetti (Genoa)

Midfielders: Andrea Pirlo (Milan), Gennaro Gattuso (Milan), Daniele De Rossi (Roma), Riccardo Montolivo (Fiorentina), Mauro Camoranesi (Juventus), Angelo Palombo (Sampdoria), Antonio Candreva (Juventus), Andrea Cossu (Cagliari), Claudio Marchisio (Juventus), Simone Pepe (Udinese)

Forwards: Fabio Quagliarella (Napoli), Giuseppe Rossi (Villarreal), Vincenzo Iaquinta (Juventus), Antonio Di Natale (Udinese), Marco Borriello (Milan), Alberto Gilardino (Fiorentina), Giampaolo Pazzini (Sampdoria).

Blackpool take a 2-1 lead to the City Ground tonight in their 2nd-leg Championship play-off semi-final – 19:45 SS2. Gavin Beech previews the football betting.

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