Antonio Cassano vs. Giuseppe Rossi: Who Should Italy Take to Brazil?

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Antonio Cassano vs. Giuseppe Rossi: Who Should Italy Take to Brazil?
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Antonio Cassano (left) and Giuseppe Rossi (right) may be battling for one roster spot in Brazil.

Giuseppe Rossi and Antonio Cassano are likely fighting for a single spot on Italy's final World Cup roster.

Both were named to the provisional squad two weeks ago by coach Cesare Prandelli.  Whichever of the two makes it to Brazil, he will likely take on a role similar to the one Alessandro Del Piero served for Marcello Lippi in 2006—that of the attacking supersub that can give the team a much-needed shot in the arm.

Considering the fact that only one is likely to go to Brazil it is ironic that during qualifying for Euro 2012 they proved that they were very effective playing together.  But with the likes of Mario Balotelli, Ciro Immobile and Alessio Cerci likely making the roster, space is sure to be limited.

So now the question becomes obvious: Which of the two should go?  Let's take a side-by-side look at the two players and see which is the better fit. 

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