The first stage of training for the National Women’s Team is starting today in Coverciano ahead of the European Championship finals in the Netherlands between 16th July and 6th August. The 30 Azzurre players called up by Antonio Cabrini will train at the centre until Friday 23rd June before returning between 26th and 30th June. On 3rd July, the third stage of training will be held and the final 23-strong squad will be announced on 5th July.
On Saturday 15th July, the team will travel to the Netherlands before the opening fixture on Monday 17th July at Sparta Stadium in Rotterdam against Russia at 18:00 CEST. On Friday 21st July, the Azzurre will take on Germany at 20:45 CEST at the Willem II stadium in Tilburg. To finish the group, they face Sweden at 20:45 CEST at the Vijerberg stadium in Doetinchem.
Goalkeepers: Francesca Durante (Fiorentina), Laura Giuliani (Colonia), Chiara Marchitelli (Brescia), Katja Schroffenegger (Unterland Damen);
Defenders: Elisa Bartoli (Fiorentina), Lisa Boattin (AGSM Verona), Sara Gama (Brescia), Elena Linari (Fiorentina), Federica Di Criscio (AGSM Verona), Cecilia Salvai (Brescia), Giorgia Spinelli (Inter Milano), Linda Tucceri Cimini (S. Zaccaria);
Midfielders: Daniela Stracchi (Mozzanica), Aurora Galli (AGSM Verona), Martina Rosucci (Brescia), Alia Guagni (Fiorentina), Barbara Bonansea (Brescia), Valentina Cernoia (Brescia), Marta Carissimi (Fiorentina) Manuela Giugliano (AGSM Verona), Tatiana Bonetti (Fiorentina), Sandy Iannella (Cuneo), Greta Adami (Fiorentina);
Forwards: Melania Gabbiadini (Verona), Daniela Sabatino (Brescia), Ilaria Mauro (Fiorentina), Cristiana Girelli (Brescia), Valentina Giacinti (Mozzanica), Melania Martinovic (Res Roma), Laura Fusetti (Como 2000).
Staff – Delegation Head: Barbara Facchetti; National Teams Director: Giorgio Bottaro; Women’ Teams Coordinator: Annarita Stallone; Coach: Antonio Cabrini; Assistant: Rosario Amendola; Secretary: Elide Martini; Fitness Coach Coordinator: Stefano D’Ottavio; Fitness Coaches: William Botter, Franco Olivieri; Goalkeeping Coaches: Cesare Cipelli; Doctors: Monica Fabbri, Alessandro Carcangiu, Matteo Guzzini; Physiotherapists: Roberto Cardarelli and Maurizio D’Angelo; Nutrionisit: Natale Gentile; Video Analyst: Filippo Lorenzon.
Group B Schedule
Monday 17th July
ITALY vs. Russia (18:00 – Sparta Stadium, Rotterdam)
Germany vs. Sweden (20:45, Rat Verlegh, Breda)
Friday 21st July
Sweden vs. Russia (18:00 De Adelaarshorts, Deventer)
Germany vs. ITALY (20:45 Rat Verlegh, Breda)
Tuesday 25th July
Sweden vs. ITALY (20:45 – Vijverbeg, Doetinchem)
Russia vs. Germany (20:45 Galgenwaard, Utrecht)