Nazionale U19

24 players called up for friendlies against the Netherlands and Switzerland

Bonini and Chierico named in squad for the first time. Team to get together on 1 September in Salsomaggiore before playing on 6 and 9 September

Thursday, August 29, 2019

24 players called up for friendlies against the Netherlands and Switzerland

After their win against Slovenia in mid-August, the Under-19 National Team will play two further friendly matches against the Netherlands and Switzerland on Friday 6 September in Fiorenzuola D’Arda (kick-off: 20:00 CEST) and Monday 9 September (kick-off: 14:30 CEST) in Colorno respectively. These fixtures will provide the Azzurrini with the opportunity to continue to prepare for the first European Championship qualifying phase, which will see Italy come up against Slovakia, Cyprus and Malta from 13 to 19 November.

Head Coach Alberto Bollini has called up 24 players for the upcoming friendlies: Virtus Entella defender Federico Bonini has received his first call-up, as has Roma midfielder Luca Chierico. The team will get together on the evening of Sunday 1 September in Salsomaggiore and will complete their first two training sessions the day after.


Goalkeepers: Federico Brancolini (Fiorentina), Alessandro Russo (Sassuolo);

Defenders: Nicolò Armini (Lazio), Federico Bonini (Virtus Entella), Devid Eugene Bouah (Roma), Giorgio Brogni (Atalanta), Paolo Gozzi Iweru (Juventus), Michael Ntube (Inter), Memeh Caleb Okoli (Atalanta), Fabio Ponsi (Fiorentina);

Midfielders: Luca Chierico (Roma), Nicolò Fagioli (Juventus); Davide Ghislandi (Atalanta), Jean Freddi Greco (Torino), Manu Emmanuel Gyabuaa (Atalanta), Daniel Maldini (Milan), Alessio Riccardi (Roma), Samuele Ricci (Empoli), Nicolò Rovella (Genoa);

Forwards: Gianmarco Cangiano (Bologna), Elia Petrelli (Juventus), Roberto Piccoli (Atalanta), Pietro Rovaglia (Chievo Verona), Eddie Anthony Mora Salcedo (Verona).

Staff – Head of Delegation: Evaristo Beccalossi; Coordinator: Maurizio Viscidi; Head Coach: Alberto Bollini; Secretary: Aldo Blessich; Assistant Coach: Giovanni Valenti; Fitness Coach: Vito Azzone; Goalkeeping Coach: Graziano Vinti; Match Analyst: Mirko Magistro; Doctors: Luca Labianca and Matteo Vitali; Physiotherapists: Giuseppe Galli and Roberto Cardarelli.