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Saturday May 19 2018
U21: Di Biagio calls new faces

Gigi Di Biagio named his squad for the Italy Under-21 friendlies against Portugal and France, including Patrick Cutrone and Enrico Brignola.

The Azzurrini visit Portugal in Estoril on May 25 and play France at the Stade Leo Lagrange in Besancon on May 29.

Di Biagio returns to the Under-21 side after his caretaker role for the senior squad, having handed over to Roberto Mancini.

He gave the first call-ups to Ternana goalkeeper Alessandro Plizzari, Empoli defender Sebastiano Luperto and Benevento winger Enrico Brignola.

Goalkeepers: Alessandro Plizzari (Ternana), Simone Scuffet (Udinese), Lorenzo Montipò (Novara);

Defenders: Claud Adjapong (Sassuolo), Davide Calabria (Milan), Gianluca Mancini (Atalanta), Filippo Romagna (Cagliari), Elio Capradossi (Roma), Sebastiano Luperto (Empoli), Kevin Bonifazi (Torino), Raoul Petretta (Basel), Federico Dimarco (Sion), Giuseppe Pezzella (Udinese);

Midfielders: Manuel Locatelli (Milan), Alessandro Murgia (Lazio), Fabio Depaoli (Chievo Verona), Luca Valzania (Pescara), Nicolò Barella (Cagliari), Matteo Pessina (Spezia);

Forwards: Daniele Verde (Verona), Riccardo Orsolini (Bologna), Federico Bonazzoli (Spal), Patrick Cutrone (Milan), Andrea Pinamonti (Inter), Vittorio Parigini (Benevento), Enrico Brignola (Benevento).

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