2014 WC Qualifying: Prandelli Welcomes Criscito Return

Antonio Cassano omission from the Italy World Cup Qualifiers’ squad was not the only surprise move made by Cesare Prandelli, as people were also a bit shocked after finding out the return of Domenico Criscito.

The Zenit Saint Petersburg defender was left out from Euro 2012 squad following his alleged involvement in the betting scandal, but has had his name cleared out recently. However, many believes that Criscito’s national team career practically ended after that Euro snubbed, but apparently Prandelli doesn’t think so.

Prandelli himself welcomed Criscito’s return, stating that leaving the defender out in the Euro was a difficult decision.