Pelle kicked out of Italy team

Pelle kicked out of Italy team

The former Southampton striker reacted badly to being substituted in his side’s 1-1 draw with Spain on Thursday and will not be part of the team to face Macedonia. Graziano Pelle has been excluded from the Italy squad for their match against Macedonia after refusing to shake hands with coach Giampiero Ventura following his substitution against Spain.

The Shandong Luneng striker, 31, started Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Spain in Turin but was replaced by Ciro Immobile after an hour with the hosts trailing to Vitolo’s goal. Italy went on to rescue a point thanks to Daniele De Rossi’s late penalty to give them momentum ahead of their trip to Macedonia on Sunday but Pelle will not be involved after the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) announced his punishment for snubbing Ventura.

“Giampiero Ventura, in agreement with the FIGC, has decided to exclude Graziano Pelle from the squad for the match against FYR Macedonia on Sunday, October 9 in Skopje for disrespectful behaviour at the time of his substitution during yesterday’s match with Spain,” read the statement.

“Being part of the national team entails the sharing of values and attitudes befitting the national team, starting with respect towards the staff, team-mates and fans. The player will return today to his parent club.” Pelle has won 20 Italy caps since making his debut against Malta in October 2014 and scored nine goals, including three at Euro 2016.



Source : Via Goal

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