The Women’s National Team are in search of their fourth win from four in qualifying for the 2019 World Cup in France at the Antonio Coimbra da Mota Stadium in Estoril at 17:00 local time or 18:00 CET. For the first time, an Italy match will be shown live on the Nazionale Italiana di Calcio’s Facebook page.
The full squad
Goalkeepers: Chiara Marchitelli (Brescia), Laura Giuliani (Juventus), Rosalia Pipitone (Res Roma);
Defenders: Elisa Bartoli (Fiorentina), Lisa Boattin (Juventus), Alia Guagni (Fiorentina), Cecilia Salvai (Juventus), Sara Gama (Juventus), Elena Linari (Fiorentina), Federica Di Criscio (Brescia), Linda Tucceri Cimini (Zaccaria);
Midfielders: Elisa Bartoli (Fiorentina), Lisa Boattin (Juventus), Alia Guagni (Fiorentina), Cecilia Salvai (Juventus), Sara Gama (Juventus), Elena Linari (Fiorentina), Federica Di Criscio (Brescia), Linda Tucceri Cimini (Zaccaria);
Forwards: Daniela Sabatino (Brescia), Ilaria Mauro (Fiorentina), Valentina Giacinti (Brescia), Cristiana Girelli (Brescia).
Staff – Delegation Head: Barbara Facchetti; Coach: Milena Bertolini; Assistant Coach: Attilio Sorbi; Secretary: Elide Martini; Fitness Coach: Stefano D’Ottavio; Goalkeeping Coach: Cesare Cipelli; Match Analyst: Marco Mannucci; Doctors: Matteo Guzzini, Marco Scarcia; Physiotherapist: Roberto Cardarelli, Maurizio D’Angelo; Nutritionist: Natale Gentile.
Results, standings and schedule for Group 6
15th September 2017: ITALY 5-0 Moldava
19th September 2017: Romania 0-1 ITALY
24th October 2017: ITALY 3-0 Romania
Standings: ITALY 9 points (3 games played), Belgium 6 (2), Moldova (2), Romania (3) and Portugal 0 (0)
The Azzurre’s upcoming fixtures
28th November 2017: Portugal vs. ITALY
6th April 2018: Moldova vs. ITALY
10th April 2018: ITALY vs. Belgium
8th June 2018: ITALY vs. Portugal
4th September 2018: Belgium vs. ITALY
The top teams from each of the seven groups will progress directly to the World Cup, while the four second best teams will take part in play-offs to see who’ll advance to France