The National Under 19 team arrived yesterday in Turkey and starting Wednesday will be busy in the XVII^ edition of the Mediterranean Games. Luigi Di Biagio released the official list of 18 players taking part in the tournament scheduled in Mersin and that sees Italy debut on Wednesday, June 19th against Tunisia. On the 21st, the team plays against Libya and on the 23rd against Tunisia in the last match of Group B. The first two in each round qualify and in the semifinal they play against one of the best two in Group A (Turkey, Morocco, Bosnia and Albania).
List of 18 players called for Mediterranean Games
Leonardo Citti (Juventus), Andrea Fulignati (Palermo);
Davide Biraschi (Grosseto), Daniele Celiento (Napoli), Johad Ferretti (Milan), Luca Iotti (Milan), Filippo Minarini (Modena), Davide Monteleone (Palermo), Michele Somma (Roma);
Salvatore Fabio Aveni (Catania), Simone Battaglia (Roma), Eros Castelletto (Sassuolo), Danilo Cataldi (Lazio), Giuseppe Palma (Napoli), Giulio Sanseverino (Palermo);
Mauro Bollino (Palermo), Luigi Canotto (Siena), Guido Gomez (Sassuolo).
While the city of Kazan in Russia is finishing to prepare for the 27th edition of the summer University Games, the players of the Italian National university team still have two days of vacation before going on the field. On Monday, the 17th, in fact, preparation begins in Rome for the 24 players called today by the coach Valerio Bertotto. This group is made up of players from the Lega Pro, all enrolled at the university, who will defend the colors of Italy, in group C together with Algeria, Malaysia and Great Britain.
The team debuts on July 5th against Malaysia, while on July 8th the National University team plays against Algeria and on the 10th against Great Britain.
Here is the list of players called:
Goalkeepers: Modesti (Martina Franca), Paleari (Tritium), Pavanello (Alessandria);
Defenders: Bruscagin (Latina), Carta (Aprilia), Rizzo (Fondi), Masi (Unione Venezia), Brighi (Rimini), Fabbri (Santarcangelo), Gizzi (L’Aquila), Tundo (Martina Franca);
Midfielders: Burato (Treviso), Degeri (Cremonese), Settembrini (Poggibonsi), Corti (Tritium), Marfisi (Aprilia), Masini (Giacomense), Marcotullio (L’Aquila);
Forwards: Vagenin (Salernitana), Muratori (Juventus Fano), Miracoli (Feralpi Salò), Ricci (Salernitana), Parodi (Pavia).