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Italy Women set to train in Riscone, Brunico

The Azzurre will return to the training pitch tomorrow as they begin the third phase of their preparations for the World Cup

Monday, May 20, 2019

Italy Women set to train in Riscone, Brunico

Following on from the two weeks spent on the training pitch at Coverciano, the Women’s National Team are set to continue preparing for the FIFA World Cup (which will take place in France from 7 June to 7 July) in Riscone, Brunico. For the third phase of the team’s preparations, Head Coach Milena Bertolini has called up 26 players. They will get together this evening and complete their first training session tomorrow.

At 15:00 CEST on Wednesday 29 May, Italy will take on Switzerland at the Stadio Paolo Mazza in Ferrara. This will be their last friendly before they depart for France on Sunday 2 June. The match in Ferrara will be the third time the Azzurre have played in the city following a 4-0 European qualifying win against Bosnia in March 2012 and a 2-1 victory over Belgium (with goals from Rosucci and Girelli) on 10 April 2018 during the qualifying campaign for this year’s World Cup. Switzerland, who are ranked 18th in the FIFA rankings, and Italy have met each other 26 times, with the Azzurre’s record against the Swiss reading as follows: 20 wins, two draws, four defeats. Their last win came in February 2018, when they emerged 3-0 victors in the Cyprus Cup.

Squad list

Goalkeepers: Francesca Durante (Fiorentina Women’s), Laura Giuliani (Juventus), Chiara Marchitelli (Florentia), Rosalia Pipitone (AS Roma);

Defenders: Elisa Bartoli (AS Roma), Lisa Boattin (Juventus), Laura Fusetti (Milan), Sara Gama (Juventus), Alia Guagni (Fiorentina Women’s), Elena Linari (Atletico Madrid), Linda Cimini Tucceri (Milan);

Midfielders: Greta Adami (Fiorentina Women’s), Lisa Alborghetti (Milan), Valentina Bergamaschi (Milan), Barbara Bonansea (Juventus), Valentina Cernoia (Juventus), Aurora Galli (Juventus), Manuela Giugliano (Milan), Alice Parisi (Fiorentina Women’s), Martina Rosucci (Juventus), Annamaria Serturini (AS Roma);

Forwards: Cristiana Girelli (Juventus), Valentina Giacinti (Milan), Ilaria Mauro (Fiorentina Women’s), Daniela Sabatino (Milan), Stefania Tarenzi (Chievo Verona).

Staff – Head Coach: Milena Bertolini; Team Manager: Elide Martini; Secretary: Alessandra Savini Nicci; Assistant Coaches: Attilio Sorbi and Federica D’Astolfo; Fitness Coaches: Stefano D’Ottavio and Francesco Perondi; Goalkeeper Coach: Cristiano Viotti; Match analyst: Marco Mannucci; Doctors: Matteo Guzzini and Marco Scarcia; Physiotherapists: Maurizio D’Angelo, Roberto Cardarelli and Daniele Frosoni; Nutritionist: Natale Gentile.