Mancini names the Euro 2020’s preliminary squad

Mon 17 May 2021 | 19:13

Italy national team manager Roberto Mancini has chosen Euro 2020’s preliminary squad of 33 men for this summer.

The team’s training starts on May 24 in Coverciano, with the first friendly clash taking place on May 28 against San Marino.

The preliminary 33-man squad list:

  • Goalkeepers: 

    Alessio Cragno (Cagliari), Gianluigi Donnarumma (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 (Paris Saint Germain), Manuel Lazzari (Lazio), Gianluca Mancini (Roma), Leonardo Spinazzola (Roma), Rafael Toloi (Atalanta);

  • Midfielders: 

    Nicolò Barella (Inter), Gaetano Castrovilli (Fiorentina), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Stefano Sensi (Inter), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain);

  • Strikers: 

    Andrea Belotti (Torino), Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Vincenzo Grifo (Freiburg), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Moise Kean (Paris Saint Germain), Matteo Politano (Napoli), Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo).

Jorginho and Emerson Palmieri’s names have not been mentioned yet since they will feature for their side in the Champions League final against Manchester City on May 29.

Italy’s first clash of the Euro 2020 tournament will be against Turkey on June 11.

The 56-year-old has put pen to paper for an extension that will keep him until 2026.

I am really happy and I thank the President, it’s a great moment,”


said at a press conference.

“We have extended our deal. We will play in many competitions, it won’t be easy to win. We are trying to bring forward the project we have began three years ago.

“There are many young players and we hope we will soon reap the rewards of our work. We’ll need some luck in some moments, we will want to have our say at the Euros.”

source: SportMob

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