Azzurrini to prepare at Milanello ahead of the European Championship Finals

Azzurrini to prepare at Milanello ahead of the European Championship Finals

With just over a month to go until the European Championship, the Under-19 National Team will continue their preparations at Milanello from Tuesday 12th to Sunday 17th June. 

Nicolato’s side qualified for the competition after a run of five wins and a draw, beating the likes of Germany and Spain along the way. They’ve been placed in Group A for the tournament in Finland, competing against the hosts, Portugal and Norway. 

The top two sides from the two groups will qualify for the semi-finals. The tournament also has five places at the 2019 Under-20 World Cup in Poland at stake. The four semi-finalists and the winner of the playoff between the two third-place sides from the two groups along with the home side will take part in the World Cup between 25th May and 16th June next year. 

Squad list

Goalkeepers: Marco Carnesecchi (Atalanta), Michele Cerofolini (Fiorentina), Alessandro Plizzari (Ternana);
Defenders: Matteo Anzolin (Juventus), Alessandro Bastoni (Atalanta), Raoul Bellanova (Milan), Davide Bettella (Inter), Antonio Candela (Genoa), Enrico Del Prato (Atalanta), Luca Pellegrini (Roma), Marco Sala (Inter), Alessandro Tripaldelli (Juventus), Gianmaria Zanandrea (Juventus);
Midfielders: Andrea Danzi (Verona), Davide Frattesi (Sassuolo), Matteo Gabbia (Milan), Alessandro Mallamo (Atalanta), Andrea Marcucci (Roma), Filippo Melegoni (Atalanta), Sandro Tonali (Brescia), Nicolò Zaniolo (Inter);
Forwards: Enrico Brignola (Benevento), Christian Capone (Pescara), Moise Bioty Kean (Verona), Marco Olivieri (Juventus), Andrea Pinamonti (Inter), Gianluca Scamacca (Cremonese).

Staff – National Youth Team Coordinator Maurizio Viscidi; Coach: Paolo Nicolato; Assistant coach: Mirco Gasparetto; Secretary: Aldo Blessich; Fitness coach: Vincenzo Pincolini; Goalkeeping coach: Gian Matteo Mareggini; Doctors: Matteo Vitali; Physiotherapist: Nicola Sanna.

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