NEWS
Friday March 15 2019
Milan pair in U21 squad

Sandro Tonali, Alex Meret, Davide Calabria and Patrick Cutrone join new boy Luiz Felipe in Italy’s Under-21 squad for games against Austria and Croatia.

Tonali and Meret trained with Italy last month but stick with the Azzurrini ahead of this summer’s European Under-21 Championship, as do Calabria and Cutrone.

Defender Luiz Felipe, meanwhile, switches allegiance from Brazil to Italy after a breakthrough season with Lazio, while Cittadella striker Gabriele Moncini is the other new face.

Luigi Di Biagio’s side host Austria in Trieste on March 21, before taking on Croatia in Frosinone four days later.

Italy Under-21 squad for Austria and Croatia

Goalkeepers: Emil Audero (Sampdoria), Alex Meret (Napoli), Simone Scuffet (Kasimpasa)

Defenders: Claud Adjapong (Sassuolo), Alessandro Bastoni (Parma), Kevin Bonifazi (Spal), Arturo Calabresi (Bologna), Davide Calabria (Milan), Federico Dimarco (Parma), Sebastiano Luperto (Napoli), Giuseppe Pezzella (Genoa), Luiz Felipe (Lazio), Filippo Romagna (Cagliari)

Midfielders: Francesco Cassata (Frosinone), Fabio Depaoli (Chievo Verona), Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo), Rolando Mandragora (Udinese), Alessandro Murgia (Spal), Sandro Tonali (Brescia), Luca Valzania (Frosinone)

Forwards: Federico Bonazzoli (Padova), Patrick Cutrone (Milan), Gabriele Moncini (Cittadella), Riccardo Orsolini (Bologna), Vittorio Parigini (Torino), Andrea Pinamonti (Frosinone)

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