Italy's Graziano Pelle reacts during the match against Spain. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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Italy forward Graziano Pelle has been kicked out of the national squad over his angry reaction to being substituted against Spain when he refused a handshake from coach Giampiero Ventura.The Italian football federation (FIGC) said in a statement that the 31-year-old had been excluded from the squad which will travel to Skopje to face Macedonia in their Group G World Cup qualifier Sunday.Pelle, who has already apologized for his tantrum, was taken off on the hour after an ineffective display in the World Cup qualifier which ended in a 1-1 draw Thursday.Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was also prepared to forgive and forget, he said before Pelle was excluded.
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