NEWS
Thursday March 22 2018
Italy leave Astori shirt free

Italy have left Davide Astori’s number 13 shirt free for the friendlies with Argentina and England.

The Fiorentina captain tragically passed away earlier this month, with both the Viola and Cagliari retiring his shirt number.

Astori won 14 caps for his country, and for this month’s friendlies the number 13 shirt has not been assigned.

Gianluigi Buffon retains the number 1 shirt, with Lorenzo Insigne to wear 10 and Andrea Belotti 9.

Italy squad numbers:

Goalkeepers: 1 Gianluigi Buffon [Juventus], 26 Gianluigi Donnarumma [Milan], 27 Mattia Perin [Genoa]

Defenders: 19 Leonardo Bonucci [Milan], 4 Matteo Darmian [Manchester United], 2 Mattia De Sciglio [Juventus], 3 Gian Marco Ferrari [Sampdoria], 24 Alessandro Florenzi [Roma], 5 Angelo Obinze Ogbonna [West Ham], 15 Daniele Rugani [Juventus], 11 Leonardo Spinazzola [Atalanta], 21 Davide Zappacosta [Chelsea]

Midfielders: 7 Giacomo Bonaventura [Milan], 23 Bryan Cristante [Atalanta], 20 Roberto Gagliardini [Inter], 14 Jorge Luiz Frello Jorginho [Napoli], 18 Marco Parolo [Lazio], 16 Lorenzo Pellegrini [Roma], 8 Marco Verratti [Paris Saint Germain]

Forwards: 9 Andrea Belotti [Torino], 6 Antonio Candreva [Inter], 25 Federico Chiesa [Fiorentina], 22 Patrick Cutrone [Milan], 17 Ciro Immobile [Lazio], 10 Lorenzo Insigne [Napoli], 12 Simone Verdi [Bologna]

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