The squad of Italy for the European football championships

The squad of Italy for the European football championships
The squad of Italy for the European football championships

Late in the evening of Tuesday 1 June Roberto Mancini, technical commissioner of the men’s national football team, presented the final list of the 26 players called up for the European Championships scheduled from 11 June to 11 July.

Compared to the list of 28 “pre-convened” at the end of May, Gianluca Mancini, Matteo Pessina and Matteo Politano, who play for Rome, Atalanta and Naples respectively, were excluded. Instead, Giacomo Raspadori, who played in Sassuolo and who until a few days ago was involved with the Under 21 national team in the European Championships, in which Italy was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Portugal, was called up.

In addition to the squad, the jersey numbers with which each of them will appear at the European Championships have also been chosen: Lorenzo Insigne will play with number 10.

Goalkeepers
Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan)
Alex Meret (Napoli)
Salvatore Sirigu (Turin)

Defenders
Alessandro Bastoni (Inter Milan)
Francesco Acerbi (Lazio)
Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus)
Leonardo Spinazzola (Rome)
Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Naples)
Emerson Palmieri (Chelsea)
Alessandro Florenzi (PSG)
Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)
Rafael Toloi (Atalanta)

Midfielders
Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo)
Marco Verratti (PSG)
Nicolò Barella (Inter)
Jorginho (Chelsea)
Lorenzo Pellegrini (Rome)
Stefano Sensi (Inter)
Bryan Cristante (Rome)

Forwards
Lorenzo Insigne (Naples)
Federico Chiesa (Juventus)
Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus)
Ciro Immobile (Lazio)
Andrea Belotti (Turin)
Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo)
Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo)

Italy will play their last friendly match on 4 June in Bologna against the Czech Republic. On 11 June they will make their debut in the European Championships in the opening match in Rome against Turkey.

– Read also: The 2021 European Championship calendar

Unlike previous editions, UEFA has expanded the squads of all participating national teams to 26 players – three more than usual – to reduce the risk of teams running out of players due to coronavirus positivity. Despite the expansion of the squad, the maximum number of players to be included on the scoresheet for each match will continue to be 23. The excluded will go to the stands.

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