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50 players to watch at the World Cup - Number 50 Giuseppe Rossi
Published : 02 Apr 2010 11:17:44
In the very first of a new feature being brought to you every weekday in the build-up to this summer's World Cup, football.co.uk gives you a closer look at 50 players you should look out for in South Africa.
First up, Italy striker Giuseppe Rossi.
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Name: Giuseppe Rossi
International caps: 14
International goals: 3
Although relatively inexperienced at international level, Giuseppe is one of very few players to have played in the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga - and all that at the age of just 23.
The former Manchester United forward may have only appeared five times for the Red Devils, but his huge potential led to a £6.6 million move to Spanish side Villareal in 2007.
With a decent goal return for the Yellow Submarine and some impressive performances for Italy in last summer's Confederations Cup, it's clear to see why Sir Alex Ferguson put a buy-back clause in the deal that took him to Spain.