Giacomo Raspadori, Sassuolo’s 21-year-old forward, is the big news on Italy coach Roberto Mancini’s final list of 26 called up for Euro 2021. Mancini, who had presented a provisional squad of 28 players last week, it gave way to Raspadori and excluded from the list the defender Gianluca Mancini, of Roma, the midfielder Matteo Pessina, of Atalanta, and the winger Matteo Politano, of Naples.
He gave confidence to “Giacomino” Raspadori, born in 2000 and author of six goals in the recently completed Serie A with the revelation Sassuolo, in a This list also includes Marco Verratti, from Paris Saint Germain.
The PSG midfielder is currently out due to a collateral ligament injury in his right knee and will most likely miss his debut on June 11 against Turkey.
However, he is one of the leaders of the “azzurra” team and Mancini included him in the list, with the desire to use him as soon as he is in the necessary physical condition.
This is the list of Italy for Euro 2021: Announcement
Goalkeepers: Alessio Cragno (Cagliari), Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan), Alex Meret (Naples) and Salvatore Sirigu (Turin).
Defenses: Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Naples), Manuel Lazzari (Lazio), Gianluca Mancini (Rome), Leonardo Spinazzola (Rome) y Rafael Tolói (Atalanta).
Media: Nicolò Barella (Inter), Gaetano Castrovilli (Fiorentina), Bryan Cristante (Rome), Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Rome), Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Stefano Sensi (Inter) and Marco Verratti (PSG).
Forwards: Andrea Belotti (Turin), Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Vincenzo Grifo (Friborg), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Lorenzo Insigne (Naples), Moise Kean (PSG), Matteo Politano (Naples) and Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo).
Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and the European champions with Chelsea, Jorge Frello “Jorginho” and Emerson Palmieri are also on the list for Italy.
The selected “azzurro” is framed in group A together with Turkey, with which they will play on the 11th, Switzerland, with whom they will play on the 16th, and Wales, against whom they will compete on the 20th. All matches will be played at the stadium Roman Olympic. These are some of those who could be chosen for the Italian starting eleven: Donnarumma, Alessandro Bastoni, Cristiano Biraghi, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Manuel Locatelli, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Matteo Pessin, Stefano Sensi, Marco Verratti and Lorenzo Insigne.
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