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Kean, Pellegrini and Zaniolo receive first Italy U-21 call-up

Juventus forward, Moise Kean, and Roma duo, Luca Pellegrini and Nicolò Zaniolo, each received their first-ever call-up to the Italy U-21 side.

Zaniolo was part of the senior Azzurri squad that faced Poland and Portugal in the UEFA Nations League, last month. However, he didn’t make an appearance.

Cremonese midfielder Gaetano Castrovilli was also called up for his first U-21 assignment.

The Azzurrini will play two international friendlies against Belgium and Tunisia on 11th and 15th October, respectively.

The full squad is listed below.

Goalkeepers: Emil Audero (Sampdoria), Lorenzo Montipò (Benevento), Simone Scuffet (Udinese).

Defenders: Claud Adjapong (Sassuolo), Alessandro Bastoni (Parma), Davide Calabria (Milan), Sebastiano Luperto (Napoli), Gianluca Mancini (Atalanta), Luca Pellegrini (Roma), Giuseppe Pezzella (Udinese), Filippo Romagna (Cagliari).

Midfielders: Gaetano Castrovilli (Cremonese), Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo); Rolando Mandragora (Udinese), Alessandro Murgia (Lazio), Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Luca Valzania (Atalanta), Nicolò Zaniolo (Roma).

Forwards: Federico Bonazzoli (Padova), Simone Edera (Torino), Andrea Favilli (Genoa), Moise Kean (Juventus), Riccardo Orsolini (Bologna), Vittorio Parigini (Torino), Luca Vido (Perugia).

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