Ahead of the European Championship Elite Round which will be played in March in the Netherlands, the Under-17 National Team will prepare for another glamorous friendly after the France match when they play Spain. Kick-off is at 15:00 CET on Wednesday 17th January at the Ale & Ricky Pitch in Vinovo (Turin).
It will be the 13th meeting between the two nations at Under-17 level. In the twelve previous meetings, the Azzurrini have won once, drawn four times and lost seven times.
Coach Carmine Nunziata has called up 21 players to the Nerazzurri who will gather in Turin on Sunday 14th January before starting with their preparation the following day.
Goalkeepers: Ludovico Gelmi (Atalanta), Alessandro Russo (Genoa);
Defenders: Nicolò Armini (Lazio), Alberto Barazzetta (Milan), Giorgio Brogni (Atalanta), David Eugene Bouah (Roma), Paolo Gozzi Iweru (Juventus), Michael N’Tube (Inter), Fabio Ponsi (Fiorentina);
Midfielders: Alessandro Cortinovis (Atalanta), Davide Angelo Ghislandi (Atalanta), Jean Freddi P. Greco (Roma), Emmanuel Gyabuaa Manu (Atalanta), Giuseppe Leone (Juventus), Alessio Riccardi (Roma), Samuele Ricci (Empoli), Mattia Sandri (Torino);
Forwards: Nicolò Fagioli (Juventus), Andrea Mattioli (Sassuolo), Riccardo Tonin (Milan), Edoardo Vergani (Inter).
Staff – Delegation Head Gianfranco Serioli; National Youth Sides Co-Ordinator: Maurizio Viscidi; Coach: Carmine Nunziata; Assistant Coach: Bernardo Corradi; Secretary: Manfredi Martino; Fitness Coach: Claudio Donatelli; Goalkeeping Coach: Fabrizio Ferron; Doctor: Carmelo Papotto; Physiotherapist: Giuliano Gepponi; Nutrionist: Maria Luisa Cravana.