Nazionale U21

Heading towards the quarters: the group now complete

Raspadori and Maleh have joined up with the team. The Azzurrini are continuing their preparations as they look ahead to their European Championship showdown against Portugal on Monday evening

Friday, May 28, 2021

Heading towards the quarters: the group now complete

With the arrival of Sassuolo forward Giacomo Raspadori, who left the senior National Team’s training camp this morning to join up with his teammates, and Venezia midfielder Youssef Maleh, who arrived in Tirrenia after his team’s Serie B playoff showdown against Cittadella, the Azzurrini now have a full contingent. They’re currently preparing for their European Championship quarter-final clash against Portugal, a match scheduled for Monday evening in Ljubljana.

Paolo Nicolato’s side completed a double training session today. Tomorrow, they’ll get to work in the morning before then departing for Slovenia. On Sunday morning, the Azzurrini will train at the ŽAK training ground, after which the Head Coach will hold his pre-match press conference. A decisive showdown is coming up for the Under-21 National Team in this atypical European Championship. It'll be a straight knockout phase: after the quarters, the semis are scheduled for 3 June in Maribor, and the final will take place in Ljubljana on 6 June. 

Squad list

Goalkeepers: Marco Carnesecchi (Cremonese), Michele Cerofolini (Reggiana), Alessandro Plizzari (Reggina);

Defenders: Raoul Bellanova (Delfino Pescara), Pietro Beruatto (Vicenza), Enrico Delprato (Reggina), Matteo Lovato (Hellas Verona), Lorenzo Pirola (Monza), Luca Ranieri (Spal), Marco Sala (Spal), Alessandro Vogliacco (Pordenone), Gabriele Zappa (Cagliari);

Midfielders: Davide Frattesi (Monza), Giulio Maggiore (Spezia), Youssef Maleh (Venezia), Tommaso Pobega (Spezia), Samuele Ricci (Empoli), Nicolò Rovella (Genoa);

Forwards: Patrick Cutrone (Valencia), Andrea Pinamonti (Inter), Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo), Gianluca Scamacca (Genoa), Riccardo Sottil (Cagliari).

Itinerary (all times CEST)

Friday 28 May 2021
10:00-10:45: training
11:00-16:30: training

Saturday 29 May 2021
10:00-10:45: training
11:00-17:00: flight (charter) Pisa - Ljubljana; transfer to Four Points by Sheraton

Sunday 30 May 2021 
11:00-12:00 - training (first 15 mins open to press)
11:00-14:00: Zoom press conference
19:00 - walk-around at the stadium

Monday 01 June 2021
21:00-00:00: Portugal vs Italy (followed by Zoom press conference)
Tuesday 02 June 2021

In case of elimination, flight back to Italy 

03 June 2021, 18:00: in Maribor 

6 June 2021 - 21:00: in Ljubljana