Azzurrine lose to France following England defeat

Azzurrine lose to France following England defeat

After losing the opener to England, the Women’s Under-19 National Team lost 6-1 to France in Belfast.

Italy took the lead after nine minutes through Pink Sport forward Annamaria Serturini. The lead held until the 35th minute when Bourdieu scored twice in three minutes to point France ahead. After the break, France took control as Bourdieu found the net again in the 58th minute, Ollivier scored after 69, Laurent in the 72nd before Gavory rounded things off in stoppage time. 

On Monday 14th August, the Azzurrine will be in Portadown against the Netherlands for their final group match against the Netherlands at 15:00 local time or 16:00 CEST. 

Goalkeepers: Alessia Capelletti (Mozzanica), Nicole Lauria (Bologna), Alessia Piazza (Lugano);
Defenders: Martina Lenzini, Sara Mella, Beatrice Merlo (Inter Milano), Vanessa Panzeri (Como), Erika Santoro, Alice Tortelli (Fiorentina);
Midfielders: Arianna Caruso, Federica Cavicchia (Zurich), Giada Greggi, Marta Mascarello, Alice Regazzoli (Inter Milano);
Forwards: Sofia Cantore (Fiammamonza), Sofia Del Stabile (Tavagnacco), Benedetta Glionna (Fiammamonza), Gloria Marinelli (Perugia), Annamaria Serturini (Pink Sport Time).

Staff – Head of Delegation: Fiona May; Coach: Enrico Maria Sbardella; Assistant Coach: Elena Proserpio Marchetti; Secretary: Sabrina Filacchione; Fitness Coach Coordinator: Stefano D’Ottavio; Fitness Coach: Simone Mangieri; Goalkeeping Coach: Davide Quironi; Match Analyst: Antonio Gagliardi and Marco Mannucci; Doctor: Pierpaolo Rota; Physiotherapist: Emanuele Provini.

The Groups for the European Championship 

Group A: Northern Ireland, Germany, Scotland, Spain
Group B: Italy, The Netherlands, France, England

The Azzurrine’s fixtures

August 8th: Italy 0-2 England (Lurgan – 15:00 local time, 16:00 CEST)
August 11th: Italy 1-6 France (Belfast – 15:00 local time, 16:00 CEST)
August 14th: Italy-The Netherlands (Portadown – 15:00 local time, 16:00 CEST)
Standings: England/Netherlands/France 3 points, Italy 0 points 

August 17th: Semi-finals
August 20th: Final

Schedule for the Women’s Under-19 National side 

Friday 11th August
15:00 Italy 1-6 France
Windsor Park, Belfast

Saturday 12th August
10:30 Training

Sunday 13th August
15:00 Training

Monday 14th August
15:00 The Netherlands vs. Italy
Shamrock Park, Portadown

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