Italy’s head coach, Luciano Spalletti, has made his selections for the upcoming matches against North Macedonia and Ukraine in the Euro 2024 qualifiers. In goal, we have Gianluigi Donnarumma from Paris Saint Germain, Alex Meret from Napoli, Ivan Provedel from Lazio, and Guglielmo Vicario from Tottenham. The defensive line includes Francesco Acerbi and Alessandro Bastoni from Inter, Alessandro Buongiorno from Torino, Davide Calabria from Milan, Andrea Cambiaso from Juventus, Matteo Darmian from Inter, Giovanni Di Lorenzo from Napoli, Federico Dimarco and Federico Gatti from Inter, and Rafael Toloi from Atalanta.
Midfielders called up by Spalletti are Nicolò Barella from Inter, Giacomo Bonaventura from Fiorentina, Andrea Colpani from Monza, Bryan Cristante from Roma, Davide Frattesi from Inter, Jorginho from Arsenal, and Manuel Locatelli from Juventus. Lastly, the list of forwards includes Domenico Berardi from Sassuolo, Federico Chiesa from Juventus, Stephan El Shaarawy from Roma, Moise Kean from Juventus, Matteo Politano from Napoli, Giacomo Raspadori from Napoli, Gianluca Scamacca from Atalanta, and Nicolò Zaniolo from Aston Villa.
Luciano Spalletti explained his choices, stating “We have called up a squad combining experience and youth. We are confident in the abilities of these players to deliver in our upcoming matches.” BBC Sports can’t wait to see how this squad performs in the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers.