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The Azzurri Squad for the matches against Argentina and England   March 2018
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G

9. Belotti, Andrea

20 December 1993 24 F Torino FC SpA 14 4

7. Bonaventura, Giacoma

22 August 1989 28 M AC Milan SpA 8 0

19. Bonucci, Leonardo

1 May 1987 30 CD AC Milan SpA 76 5

1. Buffon, Gianluigi

28 January 1978 40 G Juventus SpA FC 176 0

6. Candreva, Antonio

28 February 1987 31 M FC Internazionale SpA 53 7

Chiellini, Giorgio

14 August 1984 33 CD Juventus SpA FC 96 8
Chiellini withdrew from the squad on 20 March because of a thigh injury.

25. Chiesa, Federico

25 October 1997 20 F ACF Fiorentina SpA 1 0

23. Cristante, Bryan

3 March 1995 23 M Atalanta BC SpA, on loan from Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Portugal 2 0

22. Cutrone, Patrick

3 January 1998 20 F AC Milan SpA 1 0
4. Darmian, Matteo 2 December 1989 28 FB Manchester United FC, England 36 1

2. De Sciglio, Mattio

20 October 1992 25 FB Juventus SpA FC 32 0

26. Donnarumma, Gianluigi

25 February 1999 19 G AC Milan SpA 4 0

3. Ferrari, Gian Marco

15 May 1992 25 D UC Sampdoria SpA, on loan from US Sassuolo CAlcio Srl 0 0
24. Florenzi, Alessandro 11 March 1991 27 M/RB AS Roma SpA 26 2

20. Gagliardini, Roberto

7 April 1994 23 M FC Internazionale SpA, on loan from Atalanta BC SpA 3 0

17. Immobile, Ciro

20 February 1990 28 F SS Lazio SpA 31 7

10. Insigne, Lorenzo

4 June 1991 26 F SSC Napoli 22 3

14. Jorginho
 
Frello Filho, Jorge Luiz

20 December 1991
born in Imbituba, Brazil
26 M SSC Napoli 4 0
5. Ogbonna, Obinze Angelo 23 May 1988 29 CD West Ham United FC, England 13 0
Ogbonna was drafted into the squad on 18th March as cover for Chiellini

18. Parolo, Marco

25 January 1985 33 M SS Lazio SpA 35 0
16. Pellegrini, Lorenzo 19 June 1996 21 M AS Roma SpA 2 0

27. Perin, Mattia

10 November 1992 25 G Genoa CFC SpA 1 0

15. Rugani, Daniele

29 July 1994 23 CD Juventus FC 5 0

11. Spinazzola, Leonardo

25 March 1993 24 LB Atalanta BC SpA, on loan from Juventus FC 5 0
Spinazzola withdrew from the squad on 26 March because of injury.

12. Verdi, Simone

12 July 1992 25 F Bologna FC 1909 2 0

8. Verratti, Marco

5 November 1992 25 M Paris Saint-Germain FC, France 25 1

21. Zappacosta, Davide

11 June 1992 25 RB Chelsea FC, England 8 0

Squad details correct up to and including Italy's match against Argentina on 23 March 2018.
Tallies taken from FIGC

Diary

Saturday, 17 March 2018 - Luigi Di Biagio has called up 26 Azzurri players for the friendlies against Argentina and England at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester and at Wembley Stadium. Patrick Cutrone and Federico Chiesa have received their first call-ups for the senior team with the latter selected by both Ventura and Di Biagio for the training camps dedicated to emerging young players. The focus on youth is also clear with nine of the thirteen players who made their debuts in the past two years included. They are: Donnarumma, Rugani, Spinazzola, Zappacosta, Cristante, Gagliardini, Pellegrini, Verdi and Belotti. Giacomo Bonaventura is back for the first time since the games in November 2016 against Liechtenstein and Germany. The Azzurri will arrive tomorrow evening at Coverciano and train there from Monday to Thursday when they’ll depart for Manchester in the afternoon for the Argentina match. After that, the Italy National Team will stay there to train at Manchester City’s training ground over the weekend before heading to London on 26th for the match against the home side.

Sunday, 18 March 2018 - While awaiting medical test results on Giorgio Chiellini, Luigi Di Biagio has called up West Ham United's Angelo Ogbonna.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - The 26 players that make up the Italian squad are at Coverciano for their first day's training session. However Giorgio Chiellini was sent back to Turin for tests. He underwent a medical check-up yesterday after reporting a niggling injury to the flexor muscles in his right thigh. The tests revealed that Chiellini's injury, while not serious, will require daily monitoring. The defender has started undergoing physiotherapy and his condition will be re-evaluated next week.

Thursday, 22 March 2018 - The shirt numbers are announced for the upcoming Azzurri friendlies.

Friday, 23 March 2018 - At the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, Italy lose to Argentina thanks to a Banega and Lanzini goals.

Sunday, 25 March 2018 - The Italian Squad remain in Manchester, training at the Manchester City FC Sports Centre.

Monday, 26 March 2018 - Atalanta's on-loan Juventus defender, Leonardo Spinazzola, has been ruled out of the match with England and returns to his club.

Italy Form: last six games
W D W L D L   f 3:a 4   success: 50%
  5 September 2017 - Italy 1 Israel 0 [0-0]
Mapei Stadium - Città del Tricolore, Reggio Emilia
Immobile WCP HW
  6 October 2017 - Italy 1 FYR Macedonia 1 [1-0]
Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Turin
Chiellini
Trajkovski
HD
  9 October 2017 - Albania 0 Italy 1 [1-1]
Stadiumi Loro Boriçi, Shkodër
Candreva AW
  10 November 2017 - Sweden 1 Italy 0 [0-0]
Nationalarenan, Solna
Johansson WCP
P/O
AL
13 November 2017 - Italy 0 Sweden 0 [0-0]
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
  HD
  23 March 2018 - Argentina 2 Italy 0 [0-0]
Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Banega, Lanzini Fr NL

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