U19: Bollini calls up 26 players for the double-header with HungaryThe two matches are scheduled for 16 and 19 November. The first will be played at Coverciano and shown live on the FIGC website from 15:00 CET, while the second will be held at the CPO in Tirrenia, kicking off at 11:00 CET
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Head Coach of the Under 19s, Alberto Bollini, has called up 26 players to his squad for the two friendly games against Hungary, scheduled to be played on 16 and 19 November. They are set to be two examining tests for the Azzurrini as they wait to see if they will be ranked as one of the best third-placed teams to qualify for the European Elite phase, once all the groups games have been completed at the end of November. Bollini's lads ended third in Group five, due to goal difference in their head to head meetings, after winning two games and losing one, eventually finishing in third place but on the same points at Poland and Latvia (six points).
The first of the two games against Hungary will be played at Coverciano at 15:00 CET, and will be shown live on the FIGC website, while the second game is scheduled for 11:00 CET at the Olympic Preparation Training Centre in Tirrenia. The head to head record between the two sides has Italy slightly in favour having won four times against Hungary's three, with one draw.
Goalkeepers: Nicola Bagnolini (Bologna), Giovanni Daffara (Juventus), Davide Mastrantonio (Triestina);
Defenders: Andrea Bozzolan (Milan), Fabio Cristian Chiarodia (Werder Bremen), Lorenzo Dellavalle (Juventus), Costantino Favasuli (Fiorentina), Gabriele Guarino (Empoli), Michael Olabode Kayode (Fiorentina), Filippo Missori (Roma), Iacopo Regonesi (Atalanta), Filippo Saiani (SPAL);
Midfielders: Lorenzo Amatucci (Fiorentina), Luca Di Maggio (Inter), Lorenzo Ignacchitti (Empoli), Justin Kumi (Sassuolo), Luca Lipani (Genoa), Cher Ndour (Benfica), Nicolò Pisilli (Roma);
Forwards: Federico Accornero (Genoa), Luca D’Andrea (Sassuolo), Luis Hasa (Juventus), Tommaso Mancini (Juventus), Antonio Raimondo (Bologna), Nicolò Turco (Juventus), Samuele Vignato (Monza).
Staff: Head Coach, Alberto Bollini; Head of Delegation, Evaristo Beccalossi; Head of Goalkeeping Youth Sector, Gaetano Petrelli; Assistant Head Coach, Enrico Battisti; Goalkeeping Coach, Graziano Vinti; Fitness Coach, Marco Montini; Match Analyst, Francesco Donzella; Doctors, Paolo Manetti, Andrea Redler (from 12 to 16 November) and Sebastiano Porcino (from 16 November); Nutritionist, Micol Purrotti; Physiotherapists, Giuliano Gepponi and Tommaso Cannata; Secretary, Luca Gatto.