Italy boss Roberto Mancini has announced his squad for forthcoming matches versus Bosnia and Herzegovina and Armenia. The Azzurri have already qualified for Euro 2020, so this gives the former Manchester City man a chance to look at some different options.
Fiorentina midfielder Gaetano Castrovilli was one of three players to earn a debut call, after only making his Serie A debut at the beginning of the campaign. Yet the 22-year-old has been a revelation in Vincenzo Montella’s side, leading to a well-deserved place in the squad alongside fellow newcomers Riccardo Orsolini of Bologna and Brescia’s Andrea Cistana.
There were calls for the Coach to include Mario Balotelli in the list, however the Brescia striker was still missing from the announcement.
The full squad reads as follows:
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan), Pierluigi Gollini (Atalanta), Alex Meret (Napoli), Salvatore Sirigu (Torino)
Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), Cristiano Biraghi (Inter), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Andrea Cistana (Brescia), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Emerson Palmieri (Chelsea), Alessandro Florenzi (Roma), Armando Izzo (Torino), Gianluca Mancini (Roma), Alessio Romagnoli (Milan), Leonardo Spinazzola (Roma)
Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Inter), Gaetano Castrovilli (Fiorentina), Jorginho (Chelsea), Rolando Mandragora (Udinese), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain), Nicolò Zaniolo (Roma)
Forwards: Andrea Belotti (Torino), Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina), Stephan El Shaarawy (Shanghai Shenhua), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Riccardo Orsolini (Bologna)