Tuesday 13th February will be the perfect chance to analyse some of the most talented prospects coming through our youth system, as the Under-20 National Team prepare to take on Italy B in Frosinone at 12:00 CET. The match will be held at the newly-opened Stadio Benito Stirpe, which last November hosted the Under-21s friendly against Russia. Local schoolchildren will also be invited to watch this fixture, which will be the third time the two teams have ever played each other, following previous fixtures in 2017 and 2011.
The outfit coached by Massimo Piscedda will be made up of the most interesting Under-20 prospects from Serie B, while Federico Guidi has also since named his 22-man Azzurrini squad. The latter side will gather on Sunday 11th February at the Mancini Park Hotel in Rome at 12:30 CET, where they will then take part in their first training session.
This will be the Under-20s first match of 2018, who on the 22nd and 27th March will face the Czech Republic and Switzerland in their final two matches of the 8 Nations Tournament. Following five games, Italy are joint fourth with Portugal on seven points.
Squad list for the Under-20 National Team
Goalkeepers: Andrea Zaccagno (Pistoiese), Fabrizio Alastra (Prato);
Defenders: Paolo Ghiglione (Pro Vercelli), Claud Adjapong (Sassuolo), Mauro Coppolaro (Brescia), Riccardo Marchizza (Avellino), Marco Varnier (Cittadella), Riccardo Baroni (Lucchese), Federico Dimarco (Sion), Gian Filippo Felicioli (Verona);
Midfielders: Alessandro Bordin (Ternana), Matteo Pessina (Spezia), Francesco Cassata (Sassuolo), Giulio Maggiore (Spezia), Gaetano Castrovilli (Cremonese), Alberto Picchi (Pistoiese);
Forwards: Alessandro Rossi (Salernitana), Mario Ravasio (Albinoleffe), Simone Edera (Torino), Luca Clemenza (Ascoli), Giuseppe Antonio Panico (Teramo), Nicola Dalmonte (Cesena).
Staff – Head of Delegation: Evaristo Beccalossi; Coach: Federico Guidi; Assistant Coach: Luigi Amleto Garzya; Secretary: Fabio Ferappi; Fitness Coach: Luca Coppari; Preparatore dei portieri: Graziano Vinti; Medico. Vincenzo Santoriello; Nutritionist: Alessio Colli; Masseur: Giuseppe Galli.
Squad list for Italy B
Goalkeepers: Victor De Lucia (Bari), Guglielmo Vicario (Venezia);
Defenders: Federico Mazzarani (Ternana Unicusano), Sebastiano Luperto (Empoli), Matteo Procopio (Cremonese), Giacomo Caccin (Cittadella), Armando Anastasio (Parma), Ivan De Santis (Ascoli), Lorenzo Grossi (Pro Vercelli);
Midfielders: Luca Valzania (Pescara), Manuel Di Paola (Virtus Entella), Giovanni Sbrissa (Cremonese), Christian D’Urso (Ascoli), Sandro Tonali (Brescia), Marco Carraro (Pescara);
Forwards: Francesco Di Mariano (Novara), Alfredo Bifulco (Pro Vercelli), Gabriele Moncini (Cesena), Simone Palombi (Salernitana), Michele Volpe (Frosinone).