Italy U-21 squad for Slovakia friendly
New Italy U-21 coach Luigi Di Biagio has announced his squad for the Azzurrini’s upcoming friendly against Slovakia on August 14.
The former Inter, Roma and Lazio player took over from Devis Mangia last month and will mark his debut on the bench against the Slovaks.
Former coach Devis Mangia enjoyed a successful stint with the Azzurrini, including a runners-up finish at the recent U-21 European Championship.
Italy Under-21 squad for Slovakia:
Goalkeepers: Francesco Bardi (Livorno), Nicola Leali (Spezia), Mirko Pigliacelli (Pescara),
Defenders: Luca Antei (Sassuolo), Matteo Bianchetti (Hellas Verona), Cristiano Biraghi (Cittadella), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Reggina), Paolo Frascatore (Pescara), Alberto Masi (Ternana), Cristiano Piccini (Livorno), Stefano Sabelli (Bari),
Midfielders: Daniele Baselli (Atalanta), Cristian Damian Battocchio (Watford), Marco Benassi (Livorno), Lorenzo Crisetig (Crotone), Marco Ezio Fossati (Bari), Federico Viviani (Pescara)
Forwards: Samuele Longo (Inter), Andrea Belotti (Albinoleffe), Gianmario Comi (Novara), Francesco Fedato (Bari), Riccardo Improta (Chievo), Giammario Piscitella (Pescara), Matteo Politano (Pescara),