Extended until 2026, Italy coach Roberto Mancini has called up 33 players for the start of preparation for the Euro. A pre-list in which appears Marco Verratti, victim of an injury to the medial collateral of the right knee last week in the training of the PSG.
Italy coach Roberto Mancini unveiled on Monday a first expanded list of 33 names for the Euro (June 11-July 11), which includes Marco Verratti, currently injured, and a newcomer, the striker scored by Sassuolo Giacomo Raspadori.
Before the Euro, where Italy will play the opening match against Turkey, on June 11 in Rome, two friendly matches are scheduled, against San Marino on May 28 in Cagliari and then against the Czech Republic on June 4 in Bologna. . The 33 summoned have an appointment from Monday in Sardinia.
This list will then serve as the basis for the selection of 26 players for the Euro, whose names must be communicated by June 1. Marco Verratti, currently with a knee injury, is on the expanded list.
Roberto Mancini had said Thursday “quite confident” on the possibility that the middle of PSG, essential element of the Nazionale, is restored for the Euro. “The injury he suffered is not easy, but there is still a month left and I am quite confident,” he said.
The PSG announced last week an unavailability of four to six weeks of Verratti, victim of an injury to the medial collateral ligament of the right knee.
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The coaches have until June 1 to submit their list of 26 to UEFA. But between that date and their first match, they will be able to freely replace a player in the event of “serious injury or illness”, medically certified.
In this expanded list called for the internship in Sardinia and the May 28 friendly against San Marino, Mancini was unable to integrate two usual elements of the Italy team, midfielder Jorginho and defender Emerson Palmieri, whose The club, Chelsea will play in the Champions League final on May 29.
The only surprise is Sassuolo’s young striker Giacomo Raspadori (21). The Italian hope ends the season with a bang with the Neroverdi, summoned while his teammate Francesco Caputo is not selected.
Roma winger Nicolo Zaniolo, who was very seriously injured at the start of the season (knee), is not on the list either. At the Euro, the Azzurri will face, in addition to Turkey, Switzerland on June 16 and Wales on the 20, also at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
Italy’s pre-list for the Euro:
Goalkeepers: Alessio Cragno (Cagliari), Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan), Alex Meret (Napoli), Salvatore Sirigu (Torino)
Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Alessandro Florenzi (PSG), Manuel Lazzari (Lazio) , Gianluca Mancini (AS Rome), Leonardo Spinazzola (AS Rome), Rafael Toloi (Atalanta)
Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Inter), Gaetano Castrovilli (Fiorentina), Bryan Cristante (AS Rome), Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo), Lorenzo Pellegrini (AS Rome), Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Stefano Sensi (Inter), Marco Verratti (PSG)
Forwards: Andrea Belotti (Torino), Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Vincenzo Grifo (Friburgo), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Moise Kean (PSG), Matteo Politano (Naples), Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo)