Soccer-Italy send Pelle home after Spain tantrum

* Pelle refused to shake coach’s hand after substitution * Forward will not travel to Macedonia for Sunday’s game * Player admits he “messed up” (Updates following Pelle exclusion) MILAN, Oct 7 (Reuters) – 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 on Sunday. Pelle, who has already apologised 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 on Thursday.

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