Thursday March 22 2018
Line-ups: Italy-Norway U21

Alberico Evani has named the line-up for his first friendly in charge of the Italy Under-21 international side against Norway.

It kicks off today at 17.30 GMT at the Stadio Renato Curi in Perugia.

Evani was promoted to the Azzurrini from the Under-20 job, as Gigi Di Biagio is the Interim senior Italy CT while the Federation seeks a new Coach.

There are many Serie A figures in the starting XI, including SPAL goalkeeper Alex Meret, Atalanta’s Gianluca Mancini, Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella, Crotone’s Rolando Mandragora and Alessandro Murgia of Lazio.

Of the trident attack, Alberto Cerri plays in Serie B for Parma, but Daniele Verde is at Hellas Verona and Vittorio Parigini at Benevento.

Italy U-21: Meret; Dickmann, Romagna, Mancini, Pezzella; Barella, Mandragora, Murgia; Verde, Cerri, Parigini.

Norway U-21: Bratveit; Hanche-Olsen, Knudsen, Espejord, Risa; Johnsen, Nasberg, Ingebrigtsen, Ryerson; Thorsby; Bjordal.

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