Nazionale U19

Spanish exams for the Azzurrini, 22 are called up for the friendly against the Red Fury

A first challenge of the new year for Alberto Bollini’s team, who will take on Spain on 15 January in Madrid: there are six new call-ups to the Under-19s

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Spanish exams for the Azzurrini, 22 are called up for the friendly against the Red Fury

The Under-19 Italian National Team will begin their 2020 with a thorough test as they prepare to take on their Spanish contemporaries in a friendly on Wednesday 15 January (12:00 CET) at the Ciudad del Futbol in Madrid. 15 January will also see the two countries face off against each other in Rome, as the Under-17 sides of both nations will also be playing a friendly. Coach Alberto Bollini has called up 22 players born in 2001 and 2002 for the match, who will meet in Rome on Sunday 12 January to leave for Madrid the following day. There will be six new faces in the Under-19 National Team squad: Sassuolo goalkeeper Stefano Turati, Roma and Fiorentina defenders Riccardo Calafiori and Christian Dalle Mura, Atalanta and Juventus midfielders Simone Panada and Franco Tongya and Inter forward Matias Fonseca.

Italy, who completed the first round of European qualification with full marks in Emilia Romagna last November, will also host the Elite Phase of the continental tournament from 25 to 31 Match, which will see them take on Norway, Iceland and Slovenia.

The Squad
Goalkeepers: Alessandro Russo (Sassuolo), Stefano Turati (Sassuolo);
Defenders: Nicolò Armini (Lazio), Riccardo Calafiori (Roma), Christian Dalle Mura (Fiorentina), Davide Ghislandi (Atalanta), Micheal Ntube (Inter), Memeh Caleb Okoli (Atalanta), Fabio Ponsi (Fiorentina), Destiny Iyenoma Udogie (Hellas Verona);
Midfielders: Alessandro Cortinovis (Atalanta), Jean Freddi Greco (Torino), Manu Emmanuel Gyabuaa (Atalanta), Federico Marigosu (Cagliari), Simone Panada (Atalanta), Alessio Riccardi (Roma), Samuele Ricci (Empoli), Nicolò Rovella (Genoa), Franco Daryl Heubang Tongya (Juventus);
Forwards: Matias Fonseca (Inter), Roberto Piccoli (Atalanta), Edoardo Vergani (Inter).

 – Head of Delegation: Evaristo Beccalossi; National Youth Team Coordinator: Maurizio Viscidi; Head Coach: Alberto Bollini; Assistant Coach: Giovanni Valenti; Secretary: Aldo Blessich; Fitness coach: Vito Azzone; Goalkeeping coach: Graziano Vinti; Match analyst: Mirko Magistro; Doctor: Luca Labianca; Physiotherapist: Giuseppe Galli.