Nazionale U17

24 players called up by Corradi for the two friendlies against Hungary

The Azzurrini will face the Hungarian youngsters at the Federal Centre in Telki on 29 November and 1 December. Among the call-ups, there are four newcomers since the recent Group Tournament selection: Plaia, De Sole, D'Intino, Carfora

Thursday, November 24, 2022

24 players called up by Corradi for the two friendlies against Hungary

The National Under-17 team face a double friendly against Hungary. Bernardo Corradi's boys will meet up at Malpensa on Sunday evening, before leaving for Budapest the next day where the two matches will be played on Tuesday 29 November at 13.00 CET and Thursday 1 December at 11.00 CET at the Telki Federal Centre. The Azzurrini, after having made it through the first qualifying phase of the European Championships in October with three convincing victories (5-2 against hosts Kosovo; 4-0 against Finland and 2-0 against Greece), continue their preparation with these two games ahead of the next qualification phase (the groups will be drawn on 8 December in Nyon), set to be played in March. The Finals of the European Championships will be played in Hungary from 17 May to 2 June 2023.

24 youngsters (all born in 2006 except Francesco Verde of Juventus, born in 2007) have been called-up by Corradi with four new arrivals joining from a training camp - a traditional part of the selection process - that was held in Novarello from 11 to 13 November. The players in question are goalkeeper Francesco Plaia (Spezia), defenders Fabio De Sole (Torino) and Roberto D'Intino (Parma), and midfielder Lorenzo Carfora (Benevento).

Italy's head to head record with Hungary has the Azzurrini slightly ahead, having won three times but losing twice in previous clashes. 

Squad list:

Goalkeepers: Tommaso Martinelli (Fiorentina), Francesco Plaia (Spezia);

Defenders: Matteo Cocchi (Inter), Vittorio Magni (AC Milan), Filippo Pagnucco (Juventus), Gabriel Ramaj (Atalanta), Edoardo Sadotti (Fiorentina), Fabio De Sole (Torino), Alessandro Ventre (Juventus), Francesco Verde (Juventus), Roberto D’Intino (Parma);

Midfielders: Francesco Crapisto (Juventus), Andrea Bonanomi (Atalanta), Lorenzo Carfora (Benevento), Gabriele Finocchiaro (Juventus), Mattia Mannini (Roma), Leonardo Mendicino (Atalanta), Lorenzo Riccio (Atalanta), Marco Romano (Genoa);

Forwards: Giacomo De Pieri (Inter), Federico Ragnoli Galli (Atalanta), Emanuele Rao (SPAL), Tommaso Ravaglioli (Bologna), Filippo Scotti (AC Milan). 

Staff: Coach: Bernardo Corradi; National Youth Coordinator: Maurizio Viscidi; Assistant Coach: Massimiliano Favo; Goalkeeper Coach: Davide Quironi; Fitness Coach: Adalberto Zamuner; Match Analyst: Andrea Loiacono; Doctor: Alessio Rossato; Nutritionist: Claudio Pecorella; Physio: Enrico Matera; Secretary: Massimo Petracchini.