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Sunday November 18 2018
Di Biagio: 'Azzurrini need goals'

Gigi Di Biagio congratulated the Italy Under-21 players who stepped up to the senior squad and prepares for an Azzurrini meeting with Germany.

The Azzurrini were beaten 2-1 by England in a friendly, despite having numerous scoring opportunities, and they face their German counterparts in another test on Monday.

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Saturday November 17 2018
Adjapong fractured fibula

Sassuolo wing-back Claud Adjapong fractured his fibula during the Italy Under-21 friendly against England this week.

He went off just 21 minutes into the 2-1 defeat at the Stadio Paolo Mazza in Ferrara on Thursday.

Upon his return to the Sassuolo base, the club announced Adjapong has been diagnosed with a compound fracture of the left fibula.

It is not yet clear how long he will be out for, but more tests will be performed over the next few days and he’ll see a specialist before deciding on the next step.

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Saturday November 17 2018
Calabria and Romagnoli injured

Milan’s injury crisis just keeps getting worse, as Davide Calabria and Alessio Romagnoli pulled out of their respective Italy squads.

The Under-21 side lost 2-1 to England and have another friendly against Germany coming up on Monday evening.

Calabria won’t take part, as the Rossoneri full-back is still struggling with an ankle injury and has been sent home early.

Instead, Coach Gigi Di Biagio called in 22-year-old SPAL full-back Lorenzo Dickmann.

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Thursday November 15 2018
Cutrone: 'Italy had more chances'

Patrick Cutrone can’t believe England beat Italy at Under-21 level when “we created so many more chances,” but is ready to replace Gonzalo Higuain at Milan.

The Azzurrini lost 2-1 in a friendly in Ferrara’s Stadio Mazza today, as Dominic Solanke scored twice and Moise Kean had temporarily equalised.

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Thursday November 15 2018
Kean open to January move

Moise Kean was on target for the Italy Under-21 side against England, but admits he doesn’t know if he’ll leave Juventus in January.

The 18-year-old found the net for a temporarily equaliser in this evening’s 2-1 friendly defeat in Ferrara.

“It was a good performance, although if we had won then it would’ve been even better,” Kean told Tuttomercatoweb.

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Thursday November 15 2018
Di Biagio: 'Satisfied despite defeat'

Coach Gigi Di Biagio insists he is “satisfied despite the result” after Italy’s Under-21 side lost 2-1 to England in a friendly.

Nicolò Zaniolo of Roma could’ve had a brace in the first two minutes at the Stadio Paolo Mazza in Ferrara, but instead Dominic Solanke was far more effective, scoring his only two real opportunities.

“We came up against a great England team,” Di Biagio told Rai Sport.

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Thursday November 15 2018
U21: Wasteful Italy lose to England

Dominic Solanke’s brace gave England the 2-1 friendly win in Ferrara, as Moise Kean’s header was the only one of the Italy Under-21 team’s many chances to go in.

This was a high-profile friendly at the Stadio Paolo Mazza in Ferrara, the home of Serie A club SPAL, between two of the main contenders for next year’s European Under-21 Championship.

Roma midfielder Nicolò Zaniolo missed a sitter within 60 seconds of kick-off, incredibly firing over from six yards after Rolando Mandragora pulled back from the by-line.

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Wednesday November 14 2018
U21: Luperto pulls out

Napoli full-back Sebastiano Luperto has pulled out of the Italy Under-21 squad with a muscular injury.

The player has already returned to the Castel Volturno training ground.

He had been in Coach Gigi Di Biagio’s squad for friendlies against England tomorrow evening and Germany on Monday.

Luperto turned 22 in September and has four caps for Italy at Under-21 level.

He made two Serie A appearances for Napoli this season.

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Wednesday October 17 2018
U21: Italy to host England

Italy’s Under-21 side will host their English counterparts at SPAL’s Stadio Mazza in Ferrara for a friendly on November 15.

This game continues the build-up to the Euro 2019 Under-21 Championship.

The tournament will be hosted by Italy and San Marino, with the draw for the group stage taking place in Bologna on November 23.

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Thursday October 11 2018
Di Biagio: 'Italy deserved more'

Coach Gigi Di Biagio insists Italy “would’ve felt a draw wasn’t enough” after their friendly defeat to Belgium.

The Azzurrini continue their build-up to the European Under-21 Championships and will host Tunisia on Monday evening.

They pushed forward for long periods in Udine today, but Luca Valzania only hit the post in stoppages, whereas Francis Amuzu was on target with a scorcher.

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