19 September 2019
The squad come together on 2 September in Bologna ahead of the fixtures against Armenia and FinlandItaly continue on their path towards EURO 2020 qualification: on 5 September in Yerevan and on 8 September in Tampere, the Azzurri will look to keep up their winning streak in the qualifiers
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
The National Team resume their march towards EURO 2020 qualification. At the top of Group J on twelve points after the successes achieved in the first four matches of the round (with 13 goals scored and only one conceded), Roberto Mancini's Italy will look to continue their winning streak in their first two away games of the season, first in Armenia (5 September in Yerevan, 18:00 CEST) and then in Finland (8 September in Tampere, 20:45 CEST).
The Azzurri will meet on Monday 2 September in Bologna, with their first training session scheduled for that afternoon at the 'Niccolò Galli' Training Centre in Casteldebole. The National Team will then depart from Bologna in the morning of 4 September, travelling to Yerevan where they will face Armenia the following day at 18:00 CEST (20:00 local time). On the morning of the 6th, Italy will train behind closed doors in the Armenian capital and will then travel to Tampere in the afternoon.
After having made use of the day before in preparation for their next match, the Azzurri will face Finland at the 'Tampere Stadium', with the match on Sunday 8 at 20:45 CEST (21:45 local time). The last fixture between these two was the first of the qualifying round, and was won 2-0 by Italy on 23 March in Udine.
The National Team's schedule*
Monday 2 September
Meet in Bologna by midday
16:30 CEST - Press Conference with the Coach at the Isokinetic Medical Centre in Bologna (Casteldebole)
17:00 CEST - Training at the 'Niccolò Galli' Training Centre (Casteldebole, open to the media)
Tuesday 3 September
16:30 CEST - Press conference with the players at the Isokinetic Medical Centre in Bologna
17:00 CEST - Training at the 'Niccolò Galli' Training Centre (Casteldebole, behind closed doors)
Wednesday 4 September
10:00 CEST - Flight departs from Bologna to Yerevan
All times below are in local time (+2 in relation to CEST)
18:30 (16:30 CEST) - Press conference with the Coach and one player at the 'Republican Stadium'
19:00 (17:00 CEST) - MD-1 Training at the 'Republican Stadium' (open to the media for the first 15 minutes)
Thursday 5 September
20:00 (18:00 CEST) - Armenia vs. Italy at the 'Republican Stadium'. Meeting with the media after the game and then return to team hotel
Friday 6 September
10:30 (08:30 CEST) - Training at the 'FFA Academy' Training Centre (behind closed doors)
16:40 (14:40 CEST) - Flight departs from Yerevan to Tampere
All times below are in local time (+1 in relation to CEST)
Saturday 7 September
17:30 (16:30 CEST) - Press conference with the Coach and one player at the 'Tampere Stadium'
18:00 (17:00 CEST) - MD-1 Training at the 'Tampere Stadium' (open to the media for the first 15 minutes)
Sunday 8th September
21:45 (20:45 CEST) - Finland vs. Italy at the 'Tampere Stadium'. Meeting with the media after the game and then airport transfer
01:15 (00:15 CEST) - Flight departs from Tampere to Malpensa/Rome
*Training and press times in Bologna may be subject to change