Following the good win and draw in the two friendlies last month against Germany, the Under-16 National Team is set for another two important international fixtures. Considering that fixtures are at the same time, two separate teams will be formed. One will be led by Daniele Zoratto and it will take part in two friendlies against France on Tuesday 24th in Rezzato (BS) and on Thursday 26th April in Mazzano (BS). The other will be led by Patrizia Panico and it will compete at the UEFA Tournament in San Marino against the hosts, Albania and Armenia.
20 Azzurrini players have been called up for the UEFA Tournament. Italy will make their first appearance on Friday 20th April (13:00 CEST) against Albania, on Sunday 22nd at 14:30 CEST, San Marino will be the opponents before the final match against Armenia at 11:00 CEST on Tuesday 24th April. All three matches will be at the San Marino Stadium which will also be a host venue for the Under-21 European Championship that is being hosted in collaboration between the FIGC and San Marino Federation.
UEFA Tournament in San Marino Squad
Goalkeepers: Giovanni Gabriele Garofani (Juventus), Simone Tononi (Sudtirol);
Defenders: Lorenzo Sabatini (Fiorentina), Destiny Iyenoma Udogie (Hellas Verona), Diego Paolo Morra Bean (Torino), Damiano Franco (Lazio), Alessandro Riccio (Juventus), Mattia Viti (Empoli), Michele Lo Curto (Cesena);
Midfielders: Andrea Viviani (Atalanta), Federico Zanchetta (Juventus), Massimo Tesio (Torino), Michael Brentan (Juventus), Tommaso Pantaleo Milanese (Roma), Bruno Merci (Chievo Verona), Bruno Conti (Cagliari), Daniel Guerini (Torino), Cosimo Marco Da Graca (Palermo);
Forwards: Edoardo Priore (Chievo Verona), Antonio Reda (Atalanta).
Staff – Coach: Patrizia Panico; Assistant Coach: Massimo Mutarelli; Secreatary: Alessandro Lulli; Goalkeeping Coach: Antonio Chimenti; Doctors: Piergiorgio Drogo and Fabio Marzilli; Physiotherapist: Luca Lascialfari.
The Azzurrini’s fixtures
20th April: Albania vs. ITALY (13:00 CEST San Marino Stadium)
22nd April: ITALY vs. San Marino (14:30 CEST, San Marino Stadium)
24th April: Armenia vs. ITALY (11:00 CEST San Marino Stadium)