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Azzurre at work ahead of Netherlands clash. Beccari: “Intensity every session”

The Azzurre forward looks ahead to the clash in Cosenza scheduled for Friday: “They are a strong side, but we know our skills”

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Azzurre at work ahead of Netherlands clash. Beccari: “Intensity every session”

“Calm”, that’s the word that Chiara Beccari used the most to describe the Azzurre group. The phrase leaves a sweet feeling anf reflects perfectly the state of things in the Women’s National team camp. ‘Calm’ can’t be the word used to describe the skies over Coverciano, however, that create an overcast backdrop for the third training session of the retreat for Soncin’s girls. It’s grey over the Federal Technical Centre, but not for the smiling Azzurre faces as they were in training this morning ahead of the Netherlands clash, the first fixture on the road to Euro 2025.

During the daily meeting with journalists in tow, Beccari spoke on the recent results and the near future: “We are aware of what we can do. We are working in a calm environment and there is intensity in every training session; we’re fixing every detail, every element, before the games”.

And the next match is in two days at the San Vito - Gigi Marulla in Cosenza, which Soncin called “a historic ground”. Beccari continued: “We need to play our own game against the Netherlands. They are a strong side, fast, especially up front, but we will face them knowing we’re up to the game”.

Tomorrow morning at 11:00 CEST in Coverciano there will be a final training session. In the afternoon, the departure for Cosenza where the Azzurre will complete a walkabout at 19:15 CEST before a press conference with the Coach and a player.

KOMEN ITALIA INITIATIVE. Thanks to the collaboration with the FIGC, the mobile units of the Komen Italia Prevention Caravan will be in Calabria to ensure women have access to effective and fair opportunities for protecting their health. On Thursday 4 and Friday 5 April, Komen Italia will be in Cosenza to offer specialist visits for the prevention of breast cancer reserved for women outside regional screening and, in particular, mammograms for women aged between 40 and 49 and over 70s, and breast ultrasound scans for women under 40.

TICKET OFFICE. Tickets for the match against the Netherlands are on sale at authorised Vivaticket agencies and online at and They cost €14 (main stand) and €5 (opposite stand). There is also a reduced price for Under 18s and Over 65s, who will be able to watch the match in the Distinti sector for just €1. On matchday, Friday 5 April, the ticket booth at the ground will be open for sales from 15:00 CEST until 19:00 CEST.

Squad list

Goalkeepers: Rachele Baldi (Fiorentina), Laura Giuliani (Milan), Katja Schroffenegger (Fiorentina), Margot Shore (Hellas Verona);
Defenders: Elisa Bartoli (Roma), Valentina Bergamaschi (Milan), Lisa Boattin (Juventus), Lucia Di Guglielmo (Roma), Martina Lenzini (Juventus), Elena Linari (Roma), Elisabetta Oliviero (Sampdoria), Julie Piga (Milan), Cecilia Salvai (Juventus);
Midfielders: Arianna Caruso (Juventus), Giulia Dragoni (Barcellona), Aurora Galli (Everton), Manuela Giugliano (Roma), Giada Greggi (Roma), Cecilia Prugna (Sassuolo), Emma Severini (Fiorentina);
Forwards: Chiara Beccari (Sassuolo), Barbara Bonansea (Juventus), Agnese Bonfantini (Inter), Michela Cambiaghi (Inter), Sofia Cantore (Juventus), Valentina Giacinti (Roma), Cristiana Girelli (Juventus), Martina Piemonte (Everton).


Thursday 4 April
11:00 CEST - Training on MD-1 (first 15 minutes open to the media)
16:30 CEST - Departure for Cosenza
19:15 CEST - Walk Around at the San Vito-Gigi Marulla in Cosenza
Followed by a press conference at the San Vito-Gigi Marulla

Friday 5 April
18:15 CEST - ITALY vs. Netherlands (live on Rai 2)
Followed by a press conference
Return Coverciano

Saturday 6 April
11:00 CEST - Training (closed)

Sunday 7 April
11:00 CEST - Training (closed)
16:30 CEST - Departure for Helsinki

Monday 8 April
18:00 local time (17:00 CEST) - Training on MD-1 at the Helsinki Football Stadium

Tuesday 9 April
19:15 local time (18:15 CEST) - Finland vs. ITALY (live on Rai 2)
Return to Italy