ROME -- Giuseppe Rossi and Antonio Cassano were called up for World Cup fitness tests Friday by Italy coach Cesare Prandelli, while in-form forward Mattia Destro was left out while serving a three-match ban in Serie A. Prandelli will have athletic tests and medical exams performed on 42 players Monday and Tuesday at the national teams Coverciano training complex in Florence. The tests will be designed to simulate hot and humid match conditions in Brazil, and Prandelli has said the data collected will weigh heavily on selections for his final 23-man list for the June 12-July 13 tournament. Rossi was Serie As top scorer until he re-injured his problematic right knee in January and has only recently begun training again. Cassano hasnt played for Italy since helping the squad to a runner-up finish at the 2012 European Championship but hes had a stellar season at Parma with 11 goals. Destro scored a hat trick for Roma last weekend and has compiled 13 goals in 18 matches since starting his injury-delayed season in December. But his three-goal performance was marred when he punched Cagliari defender Davide Astori, resulting in the ban. Prandelli has a strict code of ethics that limits call-ups for players who get into trouble with their clubs. Veteran forwards Francesco Totti, Luca Toni and Antonio Di Natale were also left out, despite solid seasons. Mario Balotelli leads the list of forwards who were included, with Torinos Ciro Immobile also in. The 24-year-old Immobile is tied with Carlos Tevez for the Serie A scoring lead with 18 goals each. Two players received their first call-ups: Domenico Berardi, a 19-year-old forward with Sassuolo who scored four goals against AC Milan earlier this season; and Brazilian-born Hellas Verona midfielder Romulo. Also included was 17-year-old goalkeeper Simone Scuffet, who has burst onto the scene with Udinese this season and has already been hailed as the next Gianluigi Buffon. Players based outside Italy were not called up -- although only for logistical reasons. Paris Saint-Germain midfielders Thiago Motta and Marco Verratti and goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu will still be considered for the World Cup. As will Zenit St. Petersburg fullback Domenico Criscito and attacking midfielder Alessandro Diamanti, who recently joined Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande. Fullback Christian Maggio, who was hospitalized with a collapsed lung last month and has not been cleared to play again yet, was also left out. Half of the players will be tested Monday and the others Tuesday. FIFA requires Prandelli to submit a preliminary 30-man list for the World Cup on May 13, with the final 23-man list to be submitted June 2. Italy is in Group D with England, Uruguay and Costa Rica. ------ Squad: Goalkeepers: Francesco Bardi (Livorno), Antonio Mirante (Parma), Mattia Perin (Genoa), Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Simone Scuffet (Udinese). Defenders: Davide Astori (Cagliari), Matteo Darmian (Torino), Lorenzo De Silvestri (Sampdoria), Gabriel Paletta (Parma), Manuel Pasqual (Fiorentina), Andrea Ranocchia (Inter Milan); Ignazio Abate (AC Milan), Andrea Barzagli (Juventus), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Mattia De Sciglio (AC Milan). Midfielders: Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina), Daniele Baselli (Atalanta), Federico Bernardeschi (Crotone), Andrea Bertolacci (Genoa), Giacomo Bonaventura (Atalanta), Antonio Candreva (Lazio), Daniele De Rossi (Roma), Alessandro Florenzi (Roma), Marco Parolo (Parma), Romulo (Hellas Verona), Claudio Marchisio (Juventus), Riccardo Montolivo (AC Milan), Andrea Pirlo (Juventus), Andrea Poli (AC Milan). 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The six-foot-two, 200-pound defender may not possess the wow-inspiring theatrics of fellow prospect Morgan Rielly, but nonetheless has a chance to contribute with the Leafs when all is said and done this season.Early Tuesday morning, Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch, accompanied by his lawyer, surrendered himself to Drug Enforcement Administration agents as part of charges related to a doping distribution ring. The DEA also arrested nine other people including Yuri Sucart, Alex Rodriguezs cousin. Not all those arrested are connected to Biogenesis; four people were associated with at least one other operation. According to reports, Bosch will plead guilty to a conspiracy to distribute the anabolic steroid testosterone and could face up to 10 years in prison. And that is good news for Alex Rodriguez. Why you ask? If Bosch had refused to cooperate with authorities, prosecutors could have forced A-Rod to testify under oath. At that moment, the suspended Yankee would have been forced to come clean on his dealings with Bosch or lie under oath so as to preserve his story that he never took PEDs between 2010 and 2012 (this assumes that Bosch did indeed supply A-Rod with PEDs). Knowingly lying under oath is called perjury and its a serious crime that can include prison time. Just ask Marion Jones, who spent six months in jail for lying under oath. With Bosch cooperating with authorities, it seems unlikely that A-Rod would be called as a witness.ddddddddddddSo he may have dodged an enhanced bullet. But wait – there is the case of A-Rods cousin Yuri Sucart. Sucart is reportedly facing five counts of distributing the anabolic steroid testosterone, and each count carries with it up to 10 years in prison. Federal authorities believe Sucart helped recruit MLB players to Biogenesis (including A-Rod), while also assisting in the operation of an unlawful PED distribution ring to teenagers in the Dominican Republic. So once again, A-Rod is facing the risk of being called as a witness. If his cousin fails to cooperate with authorities, we could see A-Rod compelled to testify under oath. There were also five other individuals arrested that have a connection to Biogenesis. So in theory, there may still be additional opportunities to compel A-Rods testimony. As for A-Rod and other MLB players like Melky Cabrera, Nelson Cruz and Ryan Braun facing arrests of their own, that seems very unlikely. Typically, prosecutors go after the distributors and not the users. So Rodriguez is not going to find himself arrested for using PEDs. That being said, A-Rod is not out of the PED woods just yet. Still some track to cover. ' ' '