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FIGC Torino Città Azzurra Friendly Match

Italy 1 England 1 [1-0]

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Italy Squad
England Squad
Team Records
The Azzurri Squad for the matches against Bulgaria and England   March 2015
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Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G

Abate, Ignazio

12 November 1986 28 RB AC Milan 21 1
Abate drafted into the sqaud on 29 March.
Antonelli, Luca 11 February 1987 28 LB AC Milan 8 0

Barzagli, Andrea

8 May 1981 33 CD Juventus FC 51 0
Bertolacci, Andrea 11 January 1991 24 M Genoa CFC 2 0
Bertolacci withdrew from the squad on 30 March because of a shoulder injury.

Bonucci, Leonardo

1 May 1987 27 CD Juventus FC 44 3

Buffon, Gianluigi

28 January 1978 37 G Juventus FC 146 0
Buffon withdrew from the Bulgaria squad on 28 March because of flu.

Candreva, Antonio

28 February 1987 28 RM SS Lazio 27 1
Cerci, Alessio 23 July 1987 27 M AC Milan 14 0

Chiellini, Giorgio

14 August 1984 30 CD Juventus FC 75 6
Darmian, Matteo 2 December 1989 25 RB Torino FC 10 0
Citadin Martins, Éder 15 November 1986
in Lauro M´┐Żller, Brazil
28 F Sampdoria UC 1 1
Florenzi, Alessandro 11 March 1991 24 M AS Roma 7 1
Gabbiadini, Manolo 26 November 1991 23 F SSC Napoli 3 0

Immobile, Ciro

20 February 1990 25 F BV Borussia 09 Dortmund, Germany 10 1

Marchetti, Federico

7 February 1983 32 G SS Lazio 11 0
Marchetti drafted into the squad on 22 March as a replacement for Perin.

Marchisio, Claudio

19 January 1986 29 M Juventus FC 51 4
Marchisio withdrew from the squad on 28 March because of a knee injury.
Moretti, Emiliano 11 June 1981 33 CD Torino FC 1 0

Parolo, Marco

25 January 1985 30 M SS Lazio 8 0
Pasqual, Manuel 13 March 1982 33 M ACF Fiorentina 9 0
Pellé, Graziano 15 July 1985 29 F Southampton FC, England 2 1

Perin, Mattia

10 November 1992 22 G Genoa CFC 1 0
Perin withdrew from the squad on 22 March because of a shoulder injury.

Ranocchia, Andrea

16 February 1988 27 CD FC Internazionale Milano 17 0

Santon, Davide

2 January 1991 24 FB FC Internazionale Milano 8 0
Santon drafted into the sqaud on 29 March.

Sirigu, Salvatore

12 January 1987 28 G Paris Saint-Germain FC, France 12 0
Soriano, Roberto 8 February 1991
in Dermstadt, Germany
24 M Sampdoria UC 2 0
Valdifiori, Mirko 21 April 1986 27 M Empoli FC 0 0
Vázquez, Franco Damián 22 February 1989
in Tanti, Argentina
26 F USC di Palermo 0 0

Verratti, Marco

5 November 1992 22 M Paris Saint-Germain FC, France 11 1
Zaza, Simone 25 June 1991 23 F US Sassuolo Calcio SRL 5 1

Squad details correct up to and including Italy's match against Bulgaria on 27 March 2015.
Tallies taken from FIGC


Monday, 16 March 2015 - FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio, FIGC CEO Michele Uva, Italy head coach Antonio Conte, Turin mayor Piero Fassino and Sports assessor Stefano Gallo attended a press conference in Turin ahead of the presentation this morning. The game is to be just one part of the 'Torino 2015 Capitale Europea dello Sport' project (Turin 2015 European Sports Capital). "It promises to be a match between two national teams that have made history of world football which will be held in one of the most fascinating cities in Italy, in the most modern stadium in Italy (Juventus Stadium)." This will be the second time the Azzurri have played at the Juventus Stadium. The first time was less than two years ago in a World Cup qualifier against Czech Republic.

Saturday, 21 March 2015 - Antonio Conte named the three uncapped players, Franco Vazquez, Mirko Valdifiori and Éder ahead of matches with Bulgaria and England. Toronto FC midfielder Sebastian Giovinco missed out on a call-up. Sampdoria striker and Brazilian-born Eder has scored eight goals in Serie A this season to help Sinisa Mihajlović's side challenge for a top-six place, while Vazquez has netted seven goals from midfield for Palermo. Conte also welcomes back Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli for the first time since the World Cup, but there is no place for Roma's Daniele De Rossi.

Sunday, 22 March 2015 - Goalkeeper Mattia Perin is forced to withdraw from the squad because of injury to his right shoulder. Perin was forced off early in the second half of Genoa's 1-0 defeat at Juventus today. Conte has called up Lazio's Federico Marchetti as his replacement.

Saturday, 28 March 2015 - Gianluigi Buffon has been ruled out of his country's important Euro 2016 qualifier against Bulgaria on tonight with flu and is a doubt for their friendly against England in Turin on Tuesday. Buffon, 37, was left back at his hotel as his team-mates arrived at the National Stadium in Sofia. The Azzurri will be skippered in Buffon's absence by Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini, famous for being the victim of Luis Suarez's bite at last summer's World Cup.
Antonio Conte has received death threats following an injury to Juventus's Claudio Marchisio, the president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has revealed. The midfielder was suspected to have ruptured his knee ligaments as he trained for Saturday's qualifier against Bulgaria, which Italy drew 2-2. Juventus have since confirmed the 29-year-old has not torn his ligament. 
Italy fought back to a 2-2 draw with Bulgaria. Italy took the lead early on through Minev's own goal but Bulgaria turned the match around thanks to two quickfire goals. Eder, a naturalised Italian citizen who was making his debut, grabbed an equaliser with less than 10 minutes to play. Italy have won three and drawn two of their five matches to date.

Sunday, 29 March 2015 - Antonio Conte has selected FC Internazionale Milano defender Davide Santon for the friendly game against England - his first call-up since February 2013. The 24-year-old has made eight appareances for the Azzurri. He was last in the squad two years ago against the Netherlands. However, the full-back did not feature.  AC Milan's Ignazio Abate has also been drafted into the sqaud.

Monday, 30 March 2015 - Genoa CFC defender Andrea Bertolacci has pulled out of the Italy squad. The 24-year-old suffered a shoulder injury during Saturday's 2-2 draw in Bulgaria.

Italy Form: last six games
W W W D W D   f 9:a 4   success: 83%
763 9 September 2014 - Norway 0 Italy 2 [0-1]
Ullevål Stadion, Oslo
Zaza, Bonucci ECP AW
764 10 October 2014 - Italy 2 Azerbaijan 1 [1-0]
Stadio Comunale Renzo Barbera, Palermo
Chiellina (2)
Chiellina OG
765 13 October 2014 - Malta 0 Italy 1 [0-1]
Stadium Nazzjonali, Ħ'Attard
Pellé AW
766 16 November 2014 - Italy 1 Croatia 1 [1-1]
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
767 18 November 2014 - Italy 1 Albania 0 [0-0]
Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genova
Okaka Fr HW
768 28 March 2015 - Bulgaria 2 Italy 2 [2-1]
Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofiya
Popov, Mikanski
Minev OG, Éder