Italy national football team, the squad. Italy coach Roberto Mancini has published the squad list that will take part in the games against England and Malta. Matches valid for qualification for the next European Championship 2024 in Germany. Here is the full list:
goalkeeper: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint Germain), Wladimiro Falcone (Lecce), Alex Meret (Naples), Ivan Provedel (Lazio)
defender: Francesco Acerbi (Inter), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Alessandro Buongiorno (Turin), Matteo Darmian (Inter), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Naples), Federico Dimarco (Inter), Alessio Romagnoli (Lazio), Giorgio Scalvini (Atalanta), Leonardo Spinazzola (Roma), Rafael Toloi (Atalanta)
midfield player: Nicolò Barella (Inter), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Davide Frattesi (Sassuolo), Jorginho (Arsenal), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Matteo Pessina (Monza), Sandro Tonali (Milan), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain)
Forward: Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Wilfried Gnonto (Leeds United), Vincenzo Grifo (Fribourg), Simone Pafundi (Udinese), Matteo Politano (Naples), Mateo Retegui (Club Atletico Tigre), Gianluca Scamacca (West Ham ). united).
Italy national football team squad: First time for Mateo Retegui, child prodigy Simone Pafundi still on the list
Some surprises stand out from the blue list. Starting with the presence of Wladimiro Falcone, the Lecce goalkeeper is on his debut. In the air the reputation of Alessandro Buongiorno, central left-hander of Turin. In defence, the welcome return of Alessio Romagnoli and Matteo Darmian. Giorgio Scalvini’s endorsement was a necessary act for the boy’s talents, who was born in 1994. Return for Jorginho in midfield, he has to deal with competition from Bryan Cristante, the figurehead of José Mourinho’s Roma. Making his debut in attack for Italian-Argentine Mateo Retegui del Tigre, a serious starting shirt contender at the expense of Gianluca Scamacca in the West Ham United crisis. Put your trust in Matteo Politano, Wilfried Gnonto, Domenico Berardi and Vincenzo Grifo. And to the prodigy Simone Pafundi, born in 2006, while we note the absence of Nicolò Zaniolo and Gianluca Mancini from the 30’s squad.