After positive displays at the La Manga Cup, the Women’s Under-19 National Team will meet up ahead of the European Championship Elite Round between 5th and 10th April where Italy face Serbia, Sweden and hosts Norway.
Enrico Sbardella has named 19 players in his squad who will assemble at Formia from Monday 27th March before travelling to Norway on Sunday 2nd April.
The six group winners and the best runner-up will qualify for the finals to be held on August in Northern Ireland.
Goalkeepers: Alessia Capelletti (Mozzanica), Nicole Lauria (Bologna), Alessia Piazza (Lugano);
Defenders: Chiara Cecotti (Tavagnacco), Martina Lenzini (Brescia), Sara Mella (Vittorio Veneto), Beatrice Merlo (Inter Milano), Erika Santoro (San Zaccaria), Alice Tortelli (Fiorentina);
Midfielders: Arianna Caruso (Res Roma), Federica Cavicchia (Zurigo), Laura Ghisi (Brescia), Marta Mascarello (Cuneo), Alice Regazzoli (Inter Milano);
Forwards: Sofia Cantore (Fiammamonza), Sofia Del Stabile (Tavagnacco), Benedetta Glionna (Fiammamonza), Gloria Marinelli (Chieti), Annamaria Serturini (Brescia).
Staff – Delegation Head: Fiona May; Coach: Enrico Maria Sbardella; Assistant Coach: Elena Proserpio Marchetti; Secretary: Sabrina Filacchione; Fitness Coach: Simone Mangieri; Goalkeeping Coach: Davide Quironi; Doctors: Salvatore Caruso and Pierpaolo Rota; Physiotherapists: Emanuele Provini; Match Analyst: Antonio Gagliardi and Simone Contran; Tutors: Gianluca Costantini and Valerio Faiola.
Schedule for Group 5 (Times CEST)
Matchday One (5th April)
Serbia vs. ITALY (14:00) – Sarpsborg)
Norway vs. Sweden (18:30 – Sarpsborg)
Matchday Two (7th April)
Sweden vs. ITALIY (14:00 – Fredrikstad)
Norway vs. Serbia (18:30 – Fredrikstad)
Matchday Three (10th April)
Norway vs. ITALY (16:00 – Sarpsborg)
Serbia vs. Sweden (16:00 – Fredrikstad)