Nazionale U21

Sottil and Del Sole called up for Azzurrini. Edera unavailable.

Squad training in Formello between 29 May and 8 June. Davide Calabria and Gabriele Moncini to join on 3 June

Monday, May 27, 2019

Sottil and Del Sole called up for Azzurrini. Edera unavailable.

As we edge ever closer to the Under-21 European Championship, Luigi Di Biagio has called up two new players for the Azzurrini’s upcoming training camp in Rome. Following Simone Edera’s withdrawal, Pescara’s Riccardo Sottil and Ferdinando Del Sole have both been called up as replacements. Davide Calabria and Gabriele Moncini will join the group on June 3rd. In agreement with the club, the defender will continue his recovery at Milan, while the Cittadella attacker will join the squad after the Serie B play-off final.

The team will meet on Wednesday 29 May (12:30 CEST). training at Formello until Saturday 8 June. Meanwhile, on Thursday 6 June, the Azzurrini tactician will confirm his 23-man squad for the competition. This final group will then meet up once again on Monday 10 June in Bologna, which is where the team will be based throughout the European Championship. Their preparations will continue at Bologna FC’s Niccolò Galli training centre at Casteldebole.

Located in Group A, Italy will make their debut against Spain in Sunday 16 June at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in Bologna. They’ll then face Poland (Wednesday 19 June, 21:00 CEST in Bologna) before finally taking on Belgium (Saturday 22 June, 21:00 CEST in Reggio Emilia).

Italy will be hosting the competition for the first time in their history this summer, which will see 12 teams taking part and which will determine who’ll qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Previously, the Azzurrini have won five of the seven finals that they’ve taken part in.

Squad list

Goalkeepers: Emil Audero (Sampdoria), Alex Meret (Napoli), Lorenzo Montipò (Benevento);

Defenders: Claud Adjapong (Sassuolo), Alessandro Bastoni (Parma), Kevin Bonifazi (Spal), Arturo Calabresi (Bologna), Davide Calabria (Milan), Fabio De Paoli (Chievo Verona), Federico Dimarco (Parma), Sebastiano Luperto (Napoli), Giuseppe Pezzella (Genoa), Filippo Romagna (Cagliari);

Midfielders: Francesco Cassata (Frosinone), Gaetano Castrovilli (Cremonese), Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo), Rolando Mandragora (Udinese), Alessandro Murgia (Spal), Sandro Tonali (Brescia), Luca Valzania (Frosinone);

Forwards: Federico Bonazzoli (Padova), Patrick Cutrone (Milan), Ferdinando Del Sole (Pescara), Gabriele Moncini (Cittadella), Riccardo Orsolini (Bologna), Vittorio Parigini (Torino), Riccardo Sottil (Pescara).

Staff – Head of delegation: Massimo Ambrosini; Accompanying director: Vincenzo Marinelli; National Youth Team Coordinator: Maurizio Viscidi; Coach: Luigi Di Biagio; Secretary: Mauro Vladovich; Assistant Coach: Massimo Mutarelli, Carmine Nunziata; Fitness Coach: Vito Azzone; Goalkeeping Coach: Antonio Chimenti; Match analyst: Filippo Lorenzon; Doctors: Angelo De Carli and Luca Gatteschi; Nutritionist: Cristian Petri; Physiotherapists: Enzo Paolini, Alfonso Casano, Emiliano Bozzetti.


Wednesday 29 May
Squad to gather at C.S. Formello - Roma
13:30 Press conference with the Coach
16:30 training(open to the press)

Thursday 30 May
10:30 Training (closed-door)
17:00 Training (closed-door)

Friday 31 May
10:30 Training (first 15 minutes open to the press)
13:30 Press conference with a player

Saturday 1 June 2019
13.30 Press conference with a player
17:00 Training (first 15 minutes open to the press)

Sunday 2 June
17:00 Training (closed-door)

Monday 3 June
13:30 Press conference with a player
17:00 Training (first 15 minutes open to the press)

Tuesday 4 June
10:30 Training (closed-door)
17:00 Training (closed-door)

Wednesday 5 June
10:30 Training (closed-door)
13:30 Press conference with a player

Thursday 6 June
(23-man squad confirmed)
10:30 training / friendly (open to accredited press)

Friday 7 June
16:00 Press conference with the Coach
17:00 Training (first 15 minutes open to the press)

Saturday 8 June
10:30 Training (closed-door)
13:00 Lunch


Media information

For the preliminary camp in Formello, media accreditation will be granted to Odg/AIPS card holders.
For the camp at Casteldebole from 10 June, media activities can be accessed by going through the UEFA Accreditations process.

For more information:
Alessandro Salerno – Press office FIGC U-21
Tel. +39 06 8491 2133 / +39 333 252 3399