Monday September 2 2019
Tonali earns Italy call-up

Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali has been called up to the Italy squad, replacing Roma’s Bryan Cristante.

It was initially thought that Freiburg winger Vincenzo Grifo had taken Cristante’s spot after he had dropped out with flu.

However, the FIGC confirmed on Monday evening that Tonali had also been summoned for the Azzurri’s upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Armenia and Finland.

The 19-year-old is considered Andrea Pirlo’s spiritual heir in the Nazionale set-up and is two games into his debut Serie A season.

He already received a call-up to the senior team, back in November 2018.

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