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Azzurri at work at Coverciano, Luiz Felipe leaves the camp

The Lazio defender will return home after medical tests done yesterday evening. The Azzurri will train at Coverciano tomorrow morning before departing for Konya in the afternoon

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Azzurri at work at Coverciano, Luiz Felipe leaves the camp

Italy trained at Coverciano this afternoon. The Azzurri will hold a session at the federal training centre tomorrow morning before they depart for Konya in the afternoon. Luiz Felipe left the squad today after medical exams undertaken yesterday ruled him out of the friendly against Turkey.

The Lazio defender, who was in the Italy squad for the first time, joins Verratti, Berardi and Mancini, who picked up knocks against North Macedonia and left the squad, and also Jorginho, Immobile and Insigne as part of the planned rotation for the Turkey game.

TURKEY vs. ITALY.  Italy will play in Konya for the first time and they have played Turkey eleven times. The Azzurri are unbeaten against the Crescent-Stars, having won eight and drawn three (21 goals scored and five conceded). The last meeting between the two teams was at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome when Italy won 3-0 in the opening game of EURO 2020.

Squad list

Goalkeepers: Alessio Cragno (Cagliari), Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint Germain), Pierluigi Gollini (Tottenham), Salvatore Sirigu (Genoa);
Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Mattia De Sciglio (Juventus), Emerson Palmieri (Lione), Alessandro Florenzi (Milan);
Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Inter), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Manuel Locatelli (Juventus), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Stefano Sensi (Sampdoria), Sandro Tonali (Milan);
Attackers: Andrea Belotti (Torino), Joao Pedro (Cagliari), Matteo Politano (Napoli), Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo), Gianluca Scamacca (Sassuolo) Mattia Zaccagni (Lazio), Nicolò Zaniolo (Roma).

Schedule (all times CEST)

Monday 28 March
10:30 – Training at Coverciano (behind closed doors*)
12:15 – Remote press conference (Italy)**
18:00 – Arrival in Konya. Pitch inspection at the Konya Büyükşehir Stadium
Tuesday 29 March
20:45 – Turkey vs. Italy

followed by press conference and return to Italy

*FIGC will distribute images of press conferences and training to media outlets on request once technical fees have been paid. For info, please contact Massimiliano Reale (FIGC Area Sales): email: Tel.: 06.8491.3023.

**a Zoom link will be sent to accredited media outlets