Onto Euro 2022: the Azzurre bid Coverciano fairwell, as the final phase of the camp starts on Monday in Castel di SangroThe Azzurre have now been together for three weeks as of this morning. 27 players will make the journey to Abruzzo, with the final 23-strong squad list for the tournament to be announced on 26 June
Friday, June 17, 2022
The third week of preparation for the Women's team, as they look ahead to the European Championships, ended in Coverciano this morning. Prior to stepping onto the pitch, a session in the gym involving every player, who featured last night in the warm-up game against a Fiorentina men’s youth team. After three rest days, the Azzurre will transfer to Castel di Sangro, on Monday. This is the Azzurre’s final destination before they make their way to England, on 4 July.
Milena Bertolini will make her final call on the team in Abruzzo, before June 26; the date on which the final squad must be named. Beccari, Ferrara and Robustellini haven’t been selected, despite the coach wanting to get a good look at the three young players. Lenzini will be there however. The Juventus defender has recovered from her flexor problem that ruled her out of action for the last month and received the green light from the Azzurre medical team to start group training again.
In other news, the women's national team Fifa rankings were published this morning. Italy are ranked 14th place, which is once again dominated by the United States with Sweden and France also well-placed; France of course will be the first test for this Italian side next month.
MEDIA NOTICE - The editorial offices have been informed that starting the media accreditation operations to attend our friendly against Spain scheduled for Friday begin today and can be found exclusively on the FIGC online electronic system www.accreditations.figc.it The game will take place on 1 July at 17:00 CEST at the stadio 'Teofilo Patini' in Castel di Sangro. It is possible to formulate the accreditation request after having completed the necessary registration process on the FIGC Accreditations portal.
Goalkeepers: Roberta Aprile (Juventus), Francesca Durante (Inter), Laura Giuliani ( AC Milan), Katja Schroffenegger (Fiorentina);
Defenders: Elisa Bartoli (AS Roma), Valentina Bergamaschi (AC Milan), Lisa Boattin (Juventus), Lucia Di Guglielmo (AS Roma), Maria Luisa Filangeri (Sassuolo), Sara Gama (Juventus), Martina Lenzini (Juventus), Elena Linari (AS Roma), Angelica Soffia (AS Roma);
Midfielders: Arianna Caruso (Juventus), Valentina Cernoia (Juventus), Aurora Galli (Everton), Manuela Giugliano (AS Roma), Giada Greggi (AS Roma), Martina Rosucci (Juventus), Flaminia Simonetti (Inter);
Forwards: Barbara Bonansea (Juventus), Agnese Bonfantini (Juventus), Valentina Giacinti (Fiorentina), Cristiana Girelli (Juventus), Martina Piemonte (AC Milan), Daniela Sabatino (Fiorentina), Annamaria Serturini (AS Roma).