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Roma 25/07/2011

Youth teams:Di Biagio forUnder 20, Evani and Zoratto confirmed

Youth teams:Di Biagio forUnder 20, Evani and Zoratto confirmed

Di Biagio con la maglia azzurra

Former National team player Luigi Di Biagio is the new coach of the Under 20 team. Confirmed Alberigo Evani, Daniele Zoratto and Antonio Rocca: upon proposal by Club Italia, vice-president  Demetrio Albertini and coordinator of the National youth teams Arrigo Sacchi, the FIGC has decided the new staff for the next season with the uniting of some youth teams for a better two-year programming. 
Evani, in addition to the Under 18 he coached last season, will coach the Under 19, while Zoratto will coach the Under 17, and Under 16, and Antonio Rocca will be responsible for the Under 15.  The Under 19 and Under 17 will be busy in their respective European Championships that start in the Fall:  the team coached by Evani will play the first qualifying phase from October 6th to the 11th with Sweden (home team), Romania and  Azerbaijan, Zoratto from October 12th to the 17th with Denmark (home team), Austria and Cyprus. 
As far as Francesco Rocca and Pasquale Salerno, who coached the Under 20 and Under 17 teams respectively, are concerned, they have been confirmed in the technical staff of Club Italia with new roles:  the first observer for the National A team while the second as observer of the Under 21 team coached by Ferrara.
The news is regards Luigi DiBiagio as the new “family” member.  The former player debuted on the National team on January 28, 1998 in the match between Italy and Slovakia (3-0), with 31 presences and 2 goals.  He was part of the National teams coached by Cesare Maldini, Dino Zoff and Giovanni Trapattoni, taking part in the 1998 World Cup, the 2000 European Championships and the 2002 World Cup in Korea-Japan.
As far as the National women’s teams are concerned, Pietro Ghedin has been confirmed for the National A team, while Corrado Corradini, in addition to the Under 19 team, will go with the Under 20 team to the World Cup in 2012 in Uzbekistan, and Enrico Sbardella will coach the Under 17 team.