Mancini’s Italy returns to the field

Although Italy’s dramatic elimination from the World Cup final in Qatar remains a raw spot, the team is back on track and looking forward. After a luxurious friendly against Argentina and the first four games of the Nations League, the national team will continue play. The coach, Roberto Mancini, has called up 39 players for the matches later this month, three of whom will be called up for the first time. Gianluca Caprari has returned to the national squad three and a half years after being called up in October 2018. On Friday, May 27, the Azzurri will meet in Coverciano, while the Roma players will compete in the Conference League final on Wednesday. They will meet Argentina on Wednesday 1 June in a match between the European champions and the latest America’s Cup winners.Six have won the call after the training sessions reserved for players of national interest which took place between Tuesday and Thursday: they are the defender Federico Gatti (Frosinone), the midfielders Salvatore Esposito (Spal) and Samuele Ricci (Turin), the forwards Matteo Cancellieri (Verona), Wilfried Gnonto (Zurich), Alessio Zerbin (Frosinone). The Azzurri will instead begin their journey in the Nations League, which includes four matches in June and the last two in September: after reaching the Final Four last year, the Azzurri will make their debut on Saturday 4 June against Germany at the Dall’Ara in Bologna. , to then host Tuesday 7 June at the Manuzzi in Cesena. The two home games will be followed by two away matches, the first against England in Wolverhampton on Saturday 11 June and the second against Germany in Moenchengladbach on Tuesday 14 June. They could be opportunities for Italy to recover from the defeats that led to the exit from the World Cup.

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