Nazionale U17

Camarda sets high target for Italy: "We want to reach the Euros top on max points”

The AC Milan forward who has made his Serie A debut underlined the Azzurri Under 17s ambitions. Tomorrow at 12:00 CET (livestream on the FIGC website), they will know two of the three results against hosts, Finland, to reach the final phase

Monday, March 25, 2024

Camarda sets high target for Italy:

The Under 17 National team, after beating the Netherlands 2-0 in the opening game, and Belgium 5-3 in the last round, will play on Tuesday at 12:00 CET (livestream on the FIGC website) at the Myyrmäki Stadium in Vantaa against hosts, Finland, on the last game in Group 3 the elite round of the Euros. Massimiliano Favo’s Azzurrini sit top of the group with a maximum of 6 points and will have two of the three results necessary for the qualification to the final phase of the European tournament, scheduled in Cyprus between 20 May and 5 June.

Francesco Camarda, attaccante della Nazionale Under 17 in azione contro i Paesi Bassi

Francesco Camarda spoke: “Our aim is to reach the final phase top of the group and with maximum points: we are a strong side, both technically and in terms of our character”. The Italian strength was seen in the last game against Belgium: “Despite starting badly (2-0 down after less than 15 minutes) - emphasised the forward, born in 2008 and who has already made his Serie A debut with AC Milan - we knew how to turn the result around, showing what we are made of”. Deserved, also thanks to his brace, he concluded: “If I managed to score it is down to teamwork: I repeat, we’re a good group, from first to last”.

Going through to the final phase of the Euros will be the top 8 teams from each group in the elite round and the seven best second-placed sides for a total of 15 teams, including the hosts, Cyprus.

Calendar, results, and table in Group 3 of the Elite Round

Matchday 1 (Wednesday 20 March)
Netherlands 0-2 ITALY
Finland 0-1 Belgium

Matchday 2 (Saturday 23 March)
Belgium 3-5 ITALY 
Netherlands 0-1 Finland 

Table: ITALY 6, Belgium and Finland 3, Netherlands 0

Matchday 3 (Tuesday 26 March)
Netherlands vs. Belgium (12:00 CET, Mustapekka Areena in Helsinki)
ITALY vs. Finland (12:00 CET, Myyrmäki Stadium in Vantaa)*

*live on the FIGC website