Moise Kean, Sandro Tonali and Patrick Cutrone are all in Italy’s Under-21 squad, but Fiorentina midfielder Gaetano Castrovilli is missing.
Kean remains with the Azzurrini after a slow start to his Everton career, whereas Nicolo Zaniolo – also punished for tardiness last month – has returned to the seniors.
Brescia midfielder Tonali is similarly with the U21s, despite whispers of a senior call-up, alongside Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Cutrone, who has just one goal from 13 games.
There is a place for Cagliari left-back Luca Pellegrini, as well as a debut inclusion for Salernitana’s Fabio Maistro, but Castrovilli misses out due to being overage at 22.
Instead, the Viola prospect will have eyes on a full Italy call-up as it is reported Roberto Mancini is keeping a close eye on him.
Italy U21s scored nine goals and conceded none in their first two games under Paolo Nicolato, and they face the Republic of Ireland on October 10 before taking on Armenia four days later.
Goalkeepers: Marco Carnesecchi (Trapani), Mattia Del Favero (Piacenza), Alessandro Plizzari (Livorno)
Defenders: Claud Adjapong (Verona), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Enrico Delprato (Livorno), Matteo Gabbia (Milan), Riccardo Marchizza (Spezia), Luca Pellegrini (Cagliari), Luca Ranieri (Fiorentina), Marco Sala (Virtus Entella)
Midfielders: Marco Carraro (Perugia), Davide Frattesi (Empoli), Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo), Giulio Maggiore (Spezia), Fabio Maistro (Salernitana), Sandro Tonali (Brescia), Niccolo Zanellato (Crotone)
Forwards: Patrick Cutrone (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Moise Kean (Everton), Andrea Pinamonti (Genoa), Gianluca Scamacca (Ascoli), Riccardo Sottil (Fiorentina)
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