Italy: Mancini includes Immobile in squad selection; leaves out Acerbi, Parolo
Roberto Mancini has announced his selections for the Azzurri for the first two qualifying matches to the next European championship which will see Italy face off against Finland and Liechtenstein (on Saturday the 23rd of March at the “Friuli” stadium in Udine and on Tuesday the 26th of March at the “Tardini” stadium in Parma). Below, the full squad list, with only one Lazio player: Ciro Immobile. Biancoceleste defender Francesco Acerbi has been questionably left out of the side, in addition to central midfielder Marco Parolo, whose time at the international level seems to be nearing its end…
GOALKEEPERS: Alessio Cragno (Cagliari), Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan), Mattia Perin (Juventus), Salvatore Sirigu (Torino);
DEFENDERS: Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Alessandro Florenzi (Roma), Armando Izzo (Torino), Gianluca Mancini (Atalanta), Cristiano Piccini (Valencia), Alessio Romagnoli (Milan), Leonardo Spinazzola (Juventus);
MIDFIELDERS: Nicolò Barella (Cagliari), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Frello Filho Jorge Luiz Jorginho (Chelsea), Stefano Sensi (Sassuolo), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain), Nicolò Zaniolo (Roma);
ATTACKERS: Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Federico Chiesa(Fiorentina), Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma), Vincenzo Grifo (Friburgo), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Moise Kean (Juventus), Kevin Lasagna (Udinese), Leonardo Pavoletti.