Italy squad announced: Roberto Mancini names Azzurri players for June 2023 Nations League Finals fixtures

Italy have silverware in their sights this summer with the UEFA Nations League Finals just around the corner and Roberto Mancini has named his squad for the semi-final against Spain, and whatever may follow.

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Roberto Mancini has named his Italy squad for the 2023 UEFA Nations League Finals. The Azzurri face Spain in their semi-final fixture on June 15, with either a final or a third-place playoff fixture to follow against one of Netherlands or Croatia.

The Italian Men’s National Team squad will convene once the 2022/23 Serie A season has concluded, and it’s notable that there are no Inter players present in Mancini’s Italy squad due to their participation in the Champions League final in Istanbul on June 10, when they will face Manchester City. The Europa League final being scheduled for May 31 means that Roma players are included, namely Leonardo Spinazzola and Lorenzo Pellegrini.

Mattia Zaccagni celebrates after a Lazio match. (@OfficialSSLazio)

Lecce’s own Mr. Muscle, Federico Baschirotto, is perhaps the standout name on the list, alongside Alessandro Buongiorno of Torino. Elsewhere, both Nicolo Zaniolo and Mattia Zaccagni return to the Azzurri, as does Argentine-born Mateo Retegui after having impressed last time.

Italy squad for 2023 Nations League finals

Mateo Retegui celebrates against Malta. (@Azzurri)

Goalkeepers

Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint-Germain), Alex Meret (Napoli), Guglielmo Vicario (Empoli).

Defenders

Federico Baschirotto (Lecce), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Alessandro Buongiorno (Torino), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Alessandro Florenzi (AC Milan), Federico Gatti (Juventus), Leonardo Spinazzola (AS Roma), Rafael Toloi (Atalanta).

Midfielders

Bryan Cristante (Roma), Davide Frattesi (Sassuolo), Jorginho (Arsenal), Manuel Locatelli (Juventus), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Matteo Pessina (Monza), Marco Verratti (PSG), Nicolo Zaniolo (Galatasaray).

Forwards

Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Wilfried Gnonto (Leeds United), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Giacomo Raspadori (Napoli), Mateo Retegui (Tigre), Mattia Zaccagni (Lazio).

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