Italy coach Roberto Mancini has called up 28 players for the second phase of the meeting in preparation for the European Championship which will start in June. By midnight tomorrow, the coach will then issue the final list of the 26 players called up for the European Championships.
Compared to those called up for the first phase of the rally, which took place in Sardinia and ended with the friendly win 7-0 against San Marino, Mancini gave up on Kean, Cragno and Lazzari. In the list of 28 there are also Emerson Palmieri and Jorginho, both in force at Chelsea and on Saturday night engaged in the Champions League final played in Porto and won against Manchester City and who will join the group on 1 June.
This is the list of the 28 called for the meeting. Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan), Meret (Naples), Sirigu (Turin). Defenders: Acerbi (Lazio), Bastoni (Inter), Bonucci (Juventus), Chiellini (Juventus), Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Emerson Palmieri (Chelsea), Florenzi (Paris Saint Germain), Mancini (Rome), Spinazzola (Rome) , Toloi (Atalanta). Midfielders: Barella (Inter), Cristante (Rome), Jorginho (Chelsea), Locatelli (Sassuolo), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Rome), Pessina (Atalanta), Sensi (Inter), Verratti (Paris Saint Germain). Forwards: Belotti (Turin), Berardi (Sassuolo), Bernardeschi (Juventus), Chiesa (Juventus), Immobile (Lazio), Insigne (Naples), Politano (Naples).
Tonight, meanwhile, the Italian Under 21 team will play the quarter-finals of the European category, a one-off match against strong Portugal (live at 9pm on Rai1).
“We have several players with a few minutes in the legs, others have some physical problems, but in general they are all available and we must not be afraid of anyone – said coach Nicolato yesterday – And then, this group has never missed a match” . –