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Roberto Mancini names 38 man Italy squad for World Cup qualifiers

Italy’s squad for the upcoming international break was announced this afternoon, with Roberto Mancini calling up 38 players for the three World Cup qualifying fixtures against Northern Ireland, Bulgaria and Lithuania. The matches will be played on March 25, 28 and 31 respectively.

The squad features a first call-up for Atalanta defender Rafael Tolói, who was recently made eligible to represent his adopted country, switching from his native Brazil.

Call-ups for the Inter players, as well as Spezia’s Matteo Ricci, are subject to the measures put in place by local health authorities, with the Nerazzurri suspending first-team activities as of yesterday in the midst of what appears to be a Covid-19 outbreak in the squad.

The full list:

Goalkeepers

Alessio Cragno (Cagliari), Gianluigi Donnarumma (Juventus), Alex Meret (Napoli), Salvatore Sirigu (Torino).

Defenders

Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter – subject to local restrictions), Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Emerson Palmieri (Chelsea), Gian Marco Ferrari (Sassuolo), Alessandro Florenzi (Paris Saint-Germain), Manuel Lazzari (Lazio), Gianluca Mancini (Roma), Leonardo Spinazzola (Roma), Rafael Tolói (Atalanta). 

Midfielders

Nicolò Barella (Inter – subject to restrictions), Gaetano Castrovilli (Fiorentina), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo), Rolando Mandragora (Torino), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Matteo Ricci (Spezia – subject to restrictions), Stefano Sensi (Inter – subject to restrictions), Roberto Soriano (Bologna), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain).

Forwards

Andrea Belotti (Torino), Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Francesco Caputo (Sassuolo), Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma), Vincenzo Grifo (Freiburg), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Moise Kean (Paris Saint-Germain).

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