Italy name U21 Euro squad

by | Jun 7, 2015 13:41

The 23-man Italy squad for the European Under-21 Championship is finalised, plus four reserves.

Coach Gigi Di Biagio released the list this afternoon following a 1-0 test win over the Inter Berretti youth team.

There had been doubts over who would be left out in defence between Empoli’s Federico Barba and Armando Izzo of Genoa, but both are included.

The group will fly out to the Czech Republic and their training camp in Olomouc on Monday June 15.

The 23-man Italy squad for the European Under-21 Championship is finalised, plus four reserves.

Coach Gigi Di Biagio released the list this afternoon following a 1-0 test win over the Inter Berretti youth team.

There had been doubts over who would be left out in defence between Empoli’s Federico Barba and Armando Izzo of Genoa, but both are included.

The group will fly out to the Czech Republic and their training camp in Olomouc on Monday June 15.

Their opening game is against Sweden on June 18, then Portugal on June 21 and England on June 24.

For more on the Italy Under-21 side, read the blog from Luca Persico.

Goalkeepers: 1 Bardi (Chievo Verona), 20 Leali (Cesena), 14 Sportiello (Atalanta);

Defenders: 12 Barba (Empoli), 13 Bianchetti (Spezia), 3 Biraghi (Chievo Verona), 17 Izzo (Genoa), 6 Romagnoli (Sampdoria), 5 Rugani (Empoli), 2 Sabelli (Bari), 22 Zappacosta (Atalanta);

Midfielders: 16 Baselli (Atalanta), 18 Battocchio (Virtus Entella), 15 Benassi (Torino), 21 Cataldi (Lazio), 4 Crisetig (Cagliari), 8 Sturaro (Juventus), 7 Viviani (Latina);

Forwards: 9 Belotti (Palermo), 10 Berardi (Sassuolo), 11 Bernardeschi (Fiorentina), 19 Trotta (Avellino), 23 Verdi (Empoli)

Reserves: Murru (Cagliari), Dezi (Crotone), Verre (Perugia), Longo (Cagliari)

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