Roberto Mancini has called up three Lazio players for Italy’s upcoming Finalissima against Argentina and the restart of the Nations League.
With the Serie A season drawing to a close, Mancini is now preparing to oversee his first round of Azzurri matches since their disastrous World Cup play-off run, which ended with a shock 1-0 loss to North Macedonia. Italy will now miss out on their second consecutive World Cup.
As announced by the FIGC, Lazio trio Francesco Acerbi, Manuel Lazzari and Mattia Zaccagni have been called up by Mancini ahead of the Italy Finalissima against Argentina on 1st June. Ciro Immobile was not given the call due to an ankle injury which forced his season to end two games early.
Zaccagni will be hoping to convince Mancini of his qualities as he looks to usurp Lorenzo Insigne’s spot on the left of the front three. Acerbi will likely continue to play a back-up role whilst Lazzari works to gain more experience with the national team.
Below is all 39 players called by Mancini for the Italy training camp, including the Lazio trio:
Goalkeepers: Alessio Cragno (Cagliari), Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint Germain), Alex Meret (Napoli), Salvatore Sirigu (Genoa);
Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Davide Calabria (Milan), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Federico Dimarco (Inter), Emerson Palmieri Dos Santos (Olympique Lyonnais), Alessandro Florenzi (Milan), Manuel Lazzari (Lazio), Luiz Felipe (Lazio), Gianluca Mancini (Roma), Leonardo Spinazzola (Roma);
Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Inter), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Davide Frattesi (Sassuolo), Jorginho Frello Jorge Luiz (Chelsea), Manuel Locatelli (Juventus), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Sandro Tonali (Milan), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain);
Forwards: Andrea Belotti (Torino), Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Gianluca Caprari (Verona), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Moise Bioty Kean (Juventus), Andrea Pinamonti (Empoli), Matteo Politano (Napoli), Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo), Gianluca Scamacca (Sassuolo), Mattia Zaccagni (Lazio), Nicolò Zaniolo (Roma).