Davide Mazzanti, coach of the Italian women’s volleyball team, issued the calls for the World Cup which will be staged between Poland and the Netherlands from 23 September to 15 October. The European Champions will try to improve the silver medal won four years ago, the team is identified with the one that won the Nations League in the summer.
The star is undoubtedly the opposite Paola Egonuwhose reserve will be Sylvia Nwakalor. Alessia Orro played the last friendlies as a starting setter, the other playmaker is Ofelia Malinov. The spiker Miriam Sylla will be the captain, supported in the gang department by Caterina Bosetti, Alessia Gennari and Elena Pietriniwhich is dealing with some back problems that prevented her from taking part in the last tests.
The central holders are Cristina Chirichella and Anna Danesisupported by Marina Lubian and Sara Bonifacio. Another strong point is represented by the free Monica De Gennarothe reserve is Eleonora Fersino. The blue will meet again on Monday 19 September in Rome and on Tuesday they will leave for Holland, the debut is scheduled for Saturday 24 September (15.00) against Cameroon in Arnhem.
CALL ITALY WORLD VOLLEYBALL 2022
PALLETERS: Alessia Orro, Ofelia Malinov
OPPOSITE: Paola Egonu, Sylvia Nwakalor
CRUSHERS: Miriam Sylla, Elena Pietrini, Caterina Bosetti, Alessia GennariCopyAMP code.
CENTRAL: Marina Lubian, Cristina Chirichella, Anna Danesi, Sara Bonifacio
FREE: Monica De Gennaro, Eleonora Fersino
Photo: Pinelli / FIPAV