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U19: Squad confirmed for the Euros' first phase, opener against Estonia on Wednesday

The Azzurrini arrived in Poland in the afternoon and in less than 48 hours will start their qualification adventure in Rumia.zioni al torneo continentale

Monday, September 19, 2022

U19: Squad confirmed for the Euros' first phase, opener against Estonia on Wednesday

After four days of training at the Olympic Training Centre in Tirrenia, ending with a 3-1 win over Roma's Primavera squad (goals from Raimondo, Turco and Vignato), the Under-19 Head Coach Alberto Bollini has officially announced the 20 players that will form the squad for the upcoming European Under-19 qualification phase.

The group arrived in Poland in the afternoon and will start off their campaign in Rumia facing Estonia, kick-off at 12:00 CEST. On Saturday 24 September at 12:00 CEST, the Azzurrini will face Bosnia and Herzegovina, again in Rumia, before finishing off on Tuesday 27 September, at 14:00 CEST, against the hosts in Gdynia. The top two of the group, and the best third-placed team out of all the groups, will go through the Elite phase of the tournament. 

The Under-19 side will be looking to go one step further this year after losing out to England in the semi-finals in the last edition. It was, however, enough to give them qualification for the Under-20 World Cup in Indonesia, set to be played in May.

Squad List

Goalkeepers: Nicola Bagnolini (Bologna), Davide Mastrantonio (Triestina);
Defenders: Fabio Cristian Chiarodia (Werder Bremen), Lorenzo Dellavalle (Juventus), Costantino Favasuli (Fiorentina), Michael Olabode Kayode (Fiorentina), Filippo Missori (Roma), Iacopo Regonesi (Atalanta), Riccardo Stivanello (Bologna);
Midfielders: Lorenzo Amatucci (Fiorentina), Luca Di Maggio (Inter), Giacomo Faticanti (Roma), Luis Hasa (Juventus), Justin Kumi (Sassuolo), Luca Lipani (Genoa);
Forwards: Luca D’Andrea (Sassuolo), Tommaso Mancini (Juventus), Antonio Raimondo (Bologna), Nicolò Turco (Juventus), Samuele Vignato (Monza).

Staff – Head Coach: Alberto Bollini; Head of Delegation: Evaristo Beccalossi; National Youth team Coordinator: Maurizio Viscidi; Assistant Head Coach: Enrico Battisti; Goalkeeper Coach: Graziano Vinti; Fitness Coach: Marco Montini; Match analyst: Francesco Donzella; Doctors: Paolo Manetti and Andrea Redler; Physiotherapist: Giuliano Gepponi and Tommaso Cannata; Nutritionist: Micol Purrotti; School Teacher: Alessio Cirulli; Secretary: Luca Gatto.

Group 5 schedule

Matchday 1 (21 September)

Ore 12: ITALY vs. Estonia (Rumia)
Ore 18: Poland vs. Bosnia ed Erzegovina (Gdynia)

Matchday 2 (24 September)

Ore 12: Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. ITALY (Rumia)
Ore 18: Poland vs. Estonia (Gdynia)

Matchday 3 (27 September)

Ore 14: Poland vs. ITALY (Gdynia)
Ore 14: Estonia vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina (Rumia)