Preparations underway for the World Cup – the Azzurrini victorious in first friendly against Slovenia in SezanaNunziata’s side with three first-half goals. The teams meet again on Thursday at 19:00 CEST in Gradisca. Accreditation procedure for the FIFA World Cup now open.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
The Azzurrini started their journey to the U17 World Cup in Brazil with a win. The friendly today in Sezana between Italy U17s and their Slovenian counterparts ended 3-1 to Carmine Nunziata’s side.
Italy raced out of the blocks and found themselves 1-0 up after just seven minutes, thanks to Bologna midfielder Matias Rocchi’s low drive. Italy’s second goal came a short while later (15’), with Inter defender Lorenzo Moretti firing home first time after the ball came off the Slovenian goalkeeper. Udinese attacker Martin Palumbo grabbed the third goal in the 42nd minute, finishing to the goalkeeper’s right with his left foot.
The Azzurrini head coach used the second half to explore different options ahead of the World Cup, making ten personnel changes. Italy saw out the game in an effective manner, conceding just a single goal in the 82nd minute. After a period of play on the edge of the Italian penalty box, Ostojic found a way past goalkeeper Molla.
The Azzurrini will continue their preparations in Cormons, before taking on Slovenia in a second friendly on 8 August (19:00 CEST) in Gradisca.
FIFA and the Local Organising Committee have announced on the FIFA Media Channel that the procedure for media accreditation for the FIFA U17 World Cup Brazil 2019 has opened today (Wednesday 06 August). The deadline for submitting media accreditation applications is Monday 30 September 2019.
The World Cup will take place between 26 October and 17 November across three locations – Brasilia (Gama), Goiânia and Vitória (Cariacica). The final will take place in the federal capital on Saturday 17 November (20:00 local time) at the Bezerrão stadium.
Media representatives without a validated FIFA Media Channel account can register using the following link: http://media.FIFA.com/registration
For information on the procedure for gaining accreditation (click here)