The latest training camp dedicated to emerging youth players has begun. The 23 players called up by coach Gian Piero Ventura took to the field this morning, completing the first of two training sessions that are scheduled for today.
There are a large group of players who have received their first call-ups to the national team (Adjapong, Calabria, Dall’Orco, Emerson, Ferrari, Mandragora, Romagna, Baselli and Chiesa), whilst Simone Scuffet returns to the fold having previously been called up by Cesare Prandelli in 2014. Stephan El Shaarawy is also back after missing Euro 2016 in France.
The most represented club for this camp is Sassuolo (four players), whilst the average age is just over 22-years. (22.2). The youngest player present is Claude Adjapong (18 years and 11 months old).
Goalkeepers: Alex Meret (Spal), Simone Scuffet (Udinese);
Defenders: Claude Adjapong (Sassuolo), Cristiano Biraghi (Pescara), Davide Calabria (Milan), Federico Ceccherini (Crotone), Cristian Dall’Orco (Sassuolo), Dos Santos Palmieri Emerson (Roma), Gian Marco Ferrari (Crotone), Rolando Mandragora (Juventus), Filippo Romagna (Brescia).
Midfielders: Daniele Baselli (Torino), Danilo Cataldi (Genoa), Manuel Locatelli (Milan), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Sassuolo).
Attackers: Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina), Federico Di Francesco (Bologna), Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma), Andrea Favilli (Ascoli), Diego Falcinelli (Crotone), Gianluca Lapadula (Milan), Andrea Petagna (Atalanta).
Staff – Manager: Gian Piero Ventura; Team Manager: Gabriele Oriali; Coaches: Salvatore Sullo, Paolo Vanoli, Giuseppe Zinetti; Fitness Coach: Alessandro Innocenti; Doctors: Enrico Castellacci and Carmine Costabile; Masseurs: Fabrizio Scalzi, Pasquale Raia and Alfonso Casano; Osteopath: Walter Marinelli. Match Analyst: Antonio Gagliardi.
Tuesday 11 April
h. 10.30 Training (behind closed doors)
h. 14.30 Media’s entrance to Coverciano
h. 15.00 Ventura’s press conference
h. 16.30 Training (first 15 minutes open to the press)
Wednesday 12 April
h. 10.00Training (first 15 minutes open to the press)
h. 12.00 Meeting the media (players)