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U21 EURO 2025 group stage draw: Italy to play Ireland, Norway, Turkey, Latvia and San Marino

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U21 EURO 2025 group stage draw: Italy to play Ireland, Norway, Turkey, Latvia and San Marino

At the draw in Nyon, the Azzurrini were placed into Group A of qualifying for the tournament in Slovakia...

02 February 2023

Azzurrini beaten 4-2 by European champions Germany in Ancona: Nicolato's team didn't do enough despite a Cancellieri brace

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Azzurrini beaten 4-2 by European champions Germany in Ancona: Nicolato's team didn't do enough despite a Cancellieri brace

At the Stadio Del Conero, in front of 5,000 spectators, Italy went down in the first half after Huseinbasic's goal, and then at the beginning of the second half with a two quick goals scored by Samardzic and Schade, before the Lazio forward's brace and Malone's penalty kick. Cittadini and Bellanova were sent off in the final minutes.

19 November 2022

Italy vs Germany on Saturday, Ancona aims to spur on the Azzurrini. Nicolato: "We have the ambition to compete with the strongest sides"

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Italy vs Germany on Saturday, Ancona aims to spur on the Azzurrini. Nicolato: "We have the ambition to compete with the strongest sides"

At the Stadio 'Del Conero' (17.30 CET, live on Rai2), a new stage in the run-up to the European Championship. The coach: "Against the defending champions, for us it is a test of character above all". The fourth match of 2022 in Le Marche for the national teams: almost 4,500 tickets already sold, more available until the start of the match

18 November 2022

 Esposito and his love for the Italy shirt: “It’s the best jersey you can hope to wear”

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Esposito and his love for the Italy shirt: “It’s the best jersey you can hope to wear”

The Spal midfielder will be at Nicolato’s disposal for Saturday’s match against Germany in Ancona...

17 November 2022

Carnesecchi's return: 'Italy, I missed you. The injury has helped me grow, now we work towards great European Championship".

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Carnesecchi's return: 'Italy, I missed you. The injury has helped me grow, now we work towards great European Championship".

It's a first call-up of the season for the Cremonese goalkeeper, who has recovered after shoulder surgery. "The friendly against Germany will help us to understand where we are in our journey". It will be played on Saturday at 17.30 CET in Ancona

15 November 2022

Nicolato ahead of Germany friendly: “We need to try to expand our pool of players”

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Nicolato ahead of Germany friendly: “We need to try to expand our pool of players”

The Azzurrini will take to the pitch against the Germans in Ancona on Saturday. The Head Coach: “We’re in an experimental phase and are giving opportunities to new lads”...

14 November 2022

Germany friendly in Ancona on Saturday 19 November: first call-ups for Casadei, Tongya and Volpato

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Germany friendly in Ancona on Saturday 19 November: first call-ups for Casadei, Tongya and Volpato

Dopo i due test di settembre contro Inghilterra e Giappone, la Nazionale Under 21 - che ha nel frattempo conosciuto le avversarie nella fase finale dell'Europeo in programma in Romania e Georgia...

11 November 2022

Saturday 19 November, friendly against Germany: another test for Nicolato’s Azzurrini

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Saturday 19 November, friendly against Germany: another test for Nicolato’s Azzurrini

After the September friendlies against England and Japan and after having discovered their Euro opponents, Italy will return to the pitch at the Stadio Del Conero in the lead-up to the tournament in Romania and Georgia...

19 October 2022

European Championship final groups drawn: Italy in Group D with Norway, Switzerland and France

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European Championship final groups drawn: Italy in Group D with Norway, Switzerland and France

Nicolato's Azzurrini will play the three matches in Cluj-Napoca, at the Cluj Arena: starting on 22 June against the French, game 2 on the 25th against the Swiss and game 3 on the 28th against Norway. The coach: "It could have gone better, but it is a group that motivates us a lot. It is crucial that the boys get there with a high number of minutes".

18 October 2022

Draw for the finals to take place in Bucharest today: the Azzurrini prepare to meet their European opponents

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Draw for the finals to take place in Bucharest today: the Azzurrini prepare to meet their European opponents

At The Romanian Atheneum in Bucharest (draw to start at 18.00 CEST), Nicolato's team will be in Pot 2 with the Netherlands, England and Romania, one of the two host nations (the other being Georgia). The games will be played from 21 June to 8 July, with the final in Batumi...

14 October 2022

U21: Colombo's goal not enough: the Azzurrini draw 1-1 with Japan in Castel di Sangro

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U21: Colombo's goal not enough: the Azzurrini draw 1-1 with Japan in Castel di Sangro

Lorenzo Colombo's superb goal wasn't enough to give the Under-21 side a win over Japan, as they drew 1-1 at the stadio Teofilo Patini in Castel di Sangro...

26 September 2022

Nicolato previews Italy vs. Japan: "I'm expecting further improvement, because this group has quality"

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Nicolato previews Italy vs. Japan: "I'm expecting further improvement, because this group has quality"

From Pescara to Castel di Sangro, England to Japan. After last Thursday's defeat, the Under-21 side on Monday (15:30 CEST, live on RaiSport), at the stadio Teofilo Patini, have another friendly game as they continue their preparations for the European Championships next year...

25 September 2022

U21: A golden year for Viti: "In only one year, Serie A with Empoli and the Under-21s, now, I live in Nice"

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U21: A golden year for Viti: "In only one year, Serie A with Empoli and the Under-21s, now, I live in Nice"

One year and two days ago, on 22 September 2021, Mattia Viti made his Serie A debut for Empoli. On only one year, the defender from Borgo San Lorenzo has had his life turned upside down...

23 September 2022

U21: First time as captain for Rovella: "A great honour. This group can only get better "

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U21: First time as captain for Rovella: "A great honour. This group can only get better "

In the friendly with England, Nicolò Rovella had an emotional day: it was his first game as Under-21 captain...

23 September 2022

U21: Azzurrini lose to England with heads held high, Brewster's early goals sealing a 2-0 win in Pescara

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U21: Azzurrini lose to England with heads held high, Brewster's early goals sealing a 2-0 win in Pescara

The Under-21s' march towards the European Championships next year has started in defeat. In front of a crowd of 2,800 at the stadio "Adriatico-Giovanni Cornacchia"...

22 September 2022

The Azzurrini ready for the test against England. Nicolato: "Every match is helping us grow".

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The Azzurrini ready for the test against England. Nicolato: "Every match is helping us grow".

The Under-21 European Championships are still nine months away but it's already time to test ourselves. On Thursday in Pescara at the stadio Adriatico-Giovanni Cornacchia (live on Rai2)...

21 September 2022

U21: Friendly with England in Pescara on Thursday. Scalvini: "Happy with my progress with Italy"

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U21: Friendly with England in Pescara on Thursday. Scalvini: "Happy with my progress with Italy"

Preparations continue in Castel di Sangro for the Under 21s' first of two friendlies, against England on Thursday 22 September at 17.30 CEST at the stadio “Adriatico-Giovanni Cornacchia” (live on Rai2)...

20 September 2022

Nicolato previews the games with England and Japan: "Tough tests but important to show our worth"

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Nicolato previews the games with England and Japan: "Tough tests but important to show our worth"

Inizia dal ritiro di Castel di Sangro la stagione della Nazionale Under 21, attesa da due amichevoli: giovedì 22 alle ore 17.30 allo stadio “Adriatico-Giovanni Cornacchia” contro l’Inghilterra (diretta Rai2) e lunedì 26...

The Azzurrini are currently in Castel di Sangro preparing for their friendlies against England, in Pescara on Thursday, and Japan, at stadio Patini on Monday 26 September. Head Coach: "It's important we face quality sides to understand where we're at"

19 September 2022

Friendlies against England and Japan to be played in Pescara and Castel di Sangro. 28 Azzurrini selected, five new call-ups

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Friendlies against England and Japan to be played in Pescara and Castel di Sangro. 28 Azzurrini selected, five new call-ups

After sealing qualification for the European Championships last June , the Under-21s start their preparations with friendlies against England and Japan...

16 September 2022

Pescara and Castel di Sangro to host friendly games against England and Japan in September

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Pescara and Castel di Sangro to host friendly games against England and Japan in September

The new international season opens up with the games on 22 and 26 September at the Stadio ‘Adriatico-Giovanni Cornacchia’ and ‘Teofilo Patini’, respectively

20 July 2022