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Five Milan Players Receive Italy Call From Conte

Thirteen Milan players overall called into national squads for November international break.

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Italy coach Antonio Conte has released his squad for the upcoming friendlies against Belgium and Romania, and it includes five Milan players.

Milan fullbacks Luca Antonelli and Mattia De Sciglio have been called up in defense, while Riccardo Montolivo, Alessio Cerci and Giacomo Bonaventura have also been selected. With five players being called up, Milan have the second highest number of Azzurri players in the squad, just behind Juventus' six.

Stephen El Shaarawy, who is on loan from Milan at Monaco, is also in the squad.

De Sciglio and Antonelli have established themselves as regular call-ups for Conte, routinely being selected when available. Antonelli has been one of Milan's most reliable performers, and it comes as no surprise that the Rossoneri's positive run of form has coincided with his return to action from injury. De Sciglio has not been turning in good performances as of late, but his form for the Azzurri hasn't been affected by his club form.

Bonaventura makes his return to the squad after being left out last month, despite his excellent run of form then. Bonaventura has been one of Milan's best players this term, recording two goals and five assists through 11 Serie A games.

Montolivo is continuing his international revival after he was selected by Conte last month for the European Championship qualifiers for the first time since breaking his leg with the national team last year. The Milan captain has been a regular in Milan's squad since beating Nigel de Jong out for the position in front of the defense.

Cerci makes his return to the national team after being reinserted into Milan's starting line-up. The winger who played for Italy in the 2014 World Cup has not made an appearance for Italy in 2015.

In total, 13 Milan players were called into national team squads. Gianluigi Donnarumma, Davide Calabria and Alessio Romagnoli were called into the Italy U-21 squad. Keisuke Honda is back with Japan. Carlos Bacca and Cristian Zapata were called to the Colombia squad. Rodrigo Ely is in Brazil with the Brazilian U-23 squad.