Italy U21, Nicolato’s squad for the double friendly: Colombo present

Italy U21, Nicolato’s squad for the double friendly: Colombo present
Italy U21, Nicolato’s squad for the double friendly: Colombo present
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After qualifying last June for the final phase of the European category, the Under 21 National Team inaugurates the new season by facing England and Japan in a friendly match. The “Adriatico-Giovanni Cornacchia” stadium in Pescara will host the match against the English on Thursday 22 September, while the match against the Japanese national team will be played on Monday 26 September at the “Teofilo Patini” in Castel di Sangro.

Coach Paolo Nicolato has called up 28 players, who will gather on Sunday evening in Castel di Sangro. In 5 are the first call in the Under 21: the goalkeeper Elia Caprile (Bari), the defenders Giorgio Cittadini (Modena), Matteo Ruggeri (Atalanta) and Alessandro Circati (Parma) and the forward Luca Moro (Frosinone).

Undefeated in the matches played in Pescara (four wins and one draw) and Castel di Sangro (five wins and one draw), the Under 21s have a slight advantage in the comparisons with England: eight wins, seven draws and six defeats . The only precedent against Japan dates back to August 15, 2004 when, in the football tournament of the Olympic Games, closed by Italy in 3rd place, the Azzurrini won 3-2 thanks to a brace from Alberto Gilardino and a goal. by Daniele De Rossi.

In relation to the concomitance of the withdrawal of the Under 21 National Team with the 2022 Political Elections, scheduled for Sunday 25 September, the methods to allow the delegation staff to be able to exercise the right to vote, at the same time guaranteeing participation in the race, will be evaluated. of 26 September with Japan.

In fact, the current regulatory provisions do not allow voting outside one’s place of residence for those who are temporarily in another location, with the exception of cases strictly provided for for limited categories of personnel. The team’s program, for this reason, could undergo variations between Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 which will be promptly communicated.


The list of those called up

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Goalkeepers: Elia Caprile (Bari), Alessandro Plizzari (Pescara), Alessandro Sorrentino (Monza) Stefano Turati (Frosinone);

Defenders: Raoul Bellanova (Inter), Andrea Cambiaso (Bologna), Simone Canestrelli (Pisa), Alessandro Circati (Parma), Giorgio Cittadini (Modena), Caleb Okoli (Atalanta), Fabiano Parisi (Empoli), Lorenzo Pirola (Salernitana), Matteo Ruggeri (Atalanta), Giorgio Scalvini (Atalanta), Mattia Viti (Nice), Destiny Iyenoma Udogie (Udinese);

Midfielders: Edoardo Bove (Rome), Salvatore Esposito (Spal), Nicolò Fagioli (Juventus), Fabio Miretti (Juventus), Filippo Ranocchia (Monza), Nicolò Rovella (Monza), Emanuel Vignato (Bologna);

Forwards: Nicolò Cambiaghi (Empoli), Lorenzo Colombo (Lecce), Sebastiano Esposito (Anderlecht), Luca Moro (Frosinone), Pietro Pellegri (Turin).

The article is in Italian

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