The Under-17 National Women’s Team are soon set to continue their work toward the European Championship, which will be held in Lithuania from 9th to 21st May.
The 26 Azzurrine called up by coach Massimo Migliorini will gather at the Mancini Park Hotel in Rome from Sunday 22nd to Thursday 26th April. This will include six training sessions, as well as a friendly against As. Roma on April 25th.
This training camp will allow Migliorini to select his 20-strong squad for the Euros, who will meet up once again on Friday 4th May. Italy are in Group B for the competition, and will be taking on Poland, England and Spain – the latter competed in last year’s final and have also won the competition on three occasions.
The Azzurrine will make their debut on Wednesday 9th May (10:00 CEST) against Spain, before then facing Poland on 12th May (14:00) and England on 15th May (12:00). The top two from each group with qualify for the semi-finals, with the tournament giving three teams the chance to qualify for World Cup in November in Uruguay.
Goalkeepers: Beatrice Beretta (Juventus), Camilla Forcinella (AGSM Verona), Irene Piazzi (Amicizia Lagaccio);
Defenders: Paola Boglioni (Brescia), Heden Corrado (Res Roma), Elisa Donda (Tavagnacco), Angela Orlando (Res Roma), Chiara Pucci (Bayern Monaco), Francesca Quazzico (Pink Sport Time), Chiara Ripamonti (Inter Milano);
Midfielders: Veronica Battelani (Riccione), Melissa Bellucci (Jesina), Benedetta De Biase (Napoli), Serena Magri (Brescia), Diana Marcellino (Francoforte), Chiara Mele (Fortitudo Mozzecane), Marta Morreale (Fiorentina Women’s), Debora Stella (Tavagnacco), Martina Tomaselli (Brescia);
Forwards: Asia Bragonzi (Inter Milano), Teresa Fracas (Ligorna), Caterina Fracaros (Tavagnacco), Francesca Imprezzabile (Sassuolo), Maria Grazia Ladu (Sassari Torres), Serena Landa (Real Meda), Sara Tamborini (Azalee).
Staff – Coach: Massimo Migliorini; Assistant coach: Viviana Schiavi; Secretary: Daniela Censini; Fitness coach: William Botter; Goalkeeping coach: Cesare Cipelli; Doctor: Lorenzo Proietti; Physiotherapist: Daniele Frosoni.
The groups for the Under-17 Women’s European Championship finals
Group A: Lithuania, Germany, Finland, The Netherlands
Group B: Poland, Spain, ITALY, England
The Azzurrine’s schedule
9th May: ITALY-Spain (10:00 CEST) – Šiauliai Central Stadium)
12th May: ITALY-Poland (14:00 CEST) – Marijampole FC Stadium)
15th May: ITALY-England (12:00 CEST) – Marijampole FC Stadium)