Nations League, Roberto Mancini names 29: three new entries

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Italy faces the English in Milan on Sept. 23, Hungary away on the 26th

As reported in the official press release issued by the FIGC press office, these are the last engagements in the UEFA Nations League 2022 for the national team, which with England (Meazza Stadium – Milan, Sept. 23 – 8:45 p.m.) and Hungary (Puskas Arena – Budapest, Sept. 26 – 8:45 p.m.) tries to chase the top spot in Group 3 of League A to gain access to the final stage, already achieved in the last edition of the tournament. Third with 5 points after the first 4 days, the Azzurri are preceded by Hungary (7) and Germany (6) and will have to watch out for the English (2), who currently occupy the last position in the group that condemns them to relegation to League B.

Head coach Roberto Mancini, who with England will join Valcareggi and Vicini in the number of benches in the Azzurro (54, Lippi and Prandelli are at 56), has summoned 29 players, who will assemble Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Centro Tecnico Federale in Coverciano: stand out the first call-up to the national team for Lazio and Empoli goalkeepers Ivan Provedel and Guglielmo Vicario, the latter of whom had already been summoned last May during the internship reserved for players of national interest, and for Salernitana defender Pasquale Mazzocchi.

Below is the list, released by the FIGC through its official bodies, of the 29 players summoned by the coach.

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint Germain), Alex Meret (Napoli), Ivan Provedel (Lazio), Guglielmo Vicario (Empoli);

Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Inter), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Federico Dimarco (Inter), Emerson Palmieri (West Ham), Federico Gatti (Juventus), Luiz Felipe (Betis Sevilla), Pasquale Mazzocchi (Salernitana), Rafael Toloi (Atalanta);

Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Inter Milan), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Jorginho (Chelsea), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Tommaso Pobega (Milan), Sandro Tonali (Milan), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain);

Strikers: Matteo Cancellieri (Lazio), Wilfried Gnonto (Leeds), Vincenzo Grifo (Freiburg), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Matteo Politano (Napoli), Giacomo Raspadori (Napoli), Gianluca Scamacca (West Ham), Alessio Zerbin (Napoli).

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