Euro 2022 qualifying: Alia Guagni leaves the group and will miss Tuesday’s match against DenmarkAfter testing positive for COVID-19, the Atletico Madrid player left the Coverciano Federal Technical Centre last night
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Milena Bertolini will have to do without Alia Guagni for Italy Women’s European qualifying match against Denmark at the Stadio Carlo Castellani in Empoli on Tuesday, with the Atletico Madrid player having tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. Guagni, who is completely asymptomatic, left the Azzurre’s training camp last night and, in keeping with the rules and regulations in place, will remain in quarantine while she recovers.
The Head Coach, who is already without the services of the injured Sara Gama, will therefore have another key player missing. Guagni, who was previously forced to sit out Italy’s showdown with Bosnia, was set to make her 85th National Team appearance against the Danes and would have taken to the pitch as captain.
Players and staff underwent further molecular tests this morning, while a training session is pencilled in for this afternoon. Tomorrow, the team will put the finishing touches to their preparations following tomorrow’s press conference, which is scheduled for 15:00 CET.
Goalkeepers: Francesca Durante (Hellas Verona), Laura Giuliani (Juventus), Katja Schroffenegger (Fiorentina);
Defenders: Elisa Bartoli (AS Roma), Lisa Boattin (Juventus), Lucia Di Guglielmo (Empoli), Laura Fusetti (AC Milan), Martina Lenzini (Sassuolo), Elena Linari (Bordeaux), Cecilia Salvai (Juventus), Alice Tortelli (Fiorentina), Linda Tucceri Cimini (AC Milan);
Midfielders: Arianna Caruso (Juventus), Valentina Cernoia (Juventus), Aurora Galli (Juventus), Manuela Giugliano (AS Roma), Marta Mascarello (Fiorentina), Cecilia Prugna (Empoli), Martina Rosucci (Juventus);
Forwards: Barbara Bonansea (Juventus), Angela Pia Caloia (Oxford United), Valentina Giacinti (AC Milan), Cristiana Girelli (Juventus), Benedetta Glionna (Empoli), Daniela Sabatino (Fiorentina), Annamaria Serturini (AS Roma), Stefania Tarenzi (FC Inter).
Schedule (all times CET)
Sunday 25 October
Monday 26 October
15:00 Press conference (Head Coach and Captain)
Tuesday 27 October
17:30 Italy vs. Demark
*No press access