The Four Nations Tournament offers a foundation to arrive in the best condition for the Under-20 World Cup finals between 20th May and 11th June in South Korea.
Italy are top of their group in the Four Nations Tournament with nine points and the 22 players called up by Alberico Evani will have a chance to move closer to winning the competition with the match against Poland on 23rd March.
“In Poland, we’ll evaluate all of the players born in 1997 and this game like the friendly in April with Denmark will help us to have a clearer idea going into the World Cup,” said Evani.
Goalkeepers: Emil Audero (Juventus), Samuele Perisan (Udinese);
Defenders: Paolo Ghiglione (Spal), Filippo Romagna (Brescia), Mauro Coppolaro (Latina), Leonardo Sernicola (Fondi), Ivan Francesco De Santis (Paganese), Federico Dimarco (Empoli), Gian Filippo Felicioli (Ascoli), Elio Capradossi (Bari);
Midfielders: Rolando Mandragora (Juventus), Simone Pontisso (Spal), Alberto Picchi (Empoli), Matteo Pessina (Como), Nicolò Barella (Cagliari), Francesco Cassata (Ascoli);
Forwards: Federico Bonazzoli (Brescia), Luca Vido (Cittadella), Riccardo Orsolini (Ascoli), Alfredo Bifulco (Carpi), Simone Minelli (Albinoleffe), Giuseppe Antonio Panico (Cesena).
Staff – Delegation Head: Sandro Morgana; Coach: Alberico Evani; Assistant Coach: Luigi Amleto Garzya; Secretary: Fabio Ferappi; Fitness Coach: Luca Coppari; Goalkeeping Coach: Graziano Vinti; Doctor: Vincenzo Santoriello; Physiotherapist: Giuseppe Galli; Nutritionist: Alessio Colli.
1st September 2016: Germany 0-1 ITALY
6th October 2016: ITALY 3-0 Poland
11th October 2016: ITALY 4-2 Switzerland
10th November 2016: ITALY 0 -1 Germany
15th November 2016: Switzerland 0-1 ITALY
23rd March 2017: Poland vs. ITALY
Standings: ITALY 9 points (Five played), Poland 7 points (5), Germany 6 (4), Switzerland 4 (4)