Monday June 24 2019
Italy to punish Kean & Zaniolo?

Italy CT Roberto Mancini could leave Moise Kean and Nicolo Zaniolo out of his squad for September’s Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Kean and Zaniolo were omitted from Italy’s 3-1 victory over Belgium at the U21 Euros on Saturday for lateness.

However, Gazzetta dello Sport warns they have previous, as seen by Mancini’s decision not to field the pair against Greece and Bosnia-Herzegovina earlier in the month.

Consequently, the newspaper expects the former Inter Coach to overlook the starlets when he names his next Azzurri squad for matches with Armenia and Finland.

Meanwhile, La Stampa quoted U21 boss Luigi Di Biagio as saying about the duo’s tardiness after the win against Belgium: “One, two or three times is fine. Ten, no...”

It now remains to be seen whether the Juventus forward and Roma midfielder will be reinstated if the Azzurrini make the Euro U21 semi-finals.

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