Gigi Di Biagio has called up his first Italy Under-21 squad for a friendly against Slovakia on August 14.
The new Coach took over from Devis Mangia last month and will make his debut on the bench in Senec.
Among the players called up are Watford’s Cristian Battocchio and Inter striker Samuele Longo.
Italy Under-21 squad for Slovakia:
Luca Antei (Sassuolo), Francesco Bardi (Livorno), Daniele Baselli (Atalanta), Cristian Damian Battocchio (Watford), Andrea Belotti (Albinoleffe), Marco Benassi (Livorno), Matteo Bianchetti (Hellas Verona), Cristiano Biraghi (Cittadella), Gianmario Comi (Novara), Lorenzo Crisetig (Crotone), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Reggina), Francesco Fedato (Bari), Marco Ezio Fossati (Bari), Paolo Frascatore (Pescara), Nicola Leali (Spezia), Samuele Longo (F.c. Internazionale), Riccardo Improta (Chievo), Alberto Masi (Ternana), Cristiano Piccini (Livorno), Mirko Pigliacelli (Pescara), Giammario Piscitella (Pescara), Matteo Politano (Pescara), Stefano Sabelli (Bari), Federico Viviani (Pescara)
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