Italy manager Roberto Mancini announced his 29-men squad for the upcoming matches of UEFA Nations League 2022 to be played in the month of September. Euro winners will play against England on September 23 in Milan and after that they will travel to Budapest to play against Hungary on September 26. Chiellini announced in April that he will retire from international football and the Finalissima clash will be his last in Italian jersey. In a major setback, Italy failed to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar after they were defeated in the play-offs by North Macedonia. Let’s take a look at Italy Squad for UEFA Nations League 2022.
Italy UEFA Nations League 2022 Squad
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris St Germain), Alex Meret (Napoli), Ivan Provedel (Lazio), Guglielmo Vicario (Empoli)
Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Inter), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Federico Dimarco (Inter), Emerson Palmieri (West Ham), Federico Gatti (Juventus), Luiz Felipe (Real Betis), Pasquale Mazzocchi (Salernitana), Rafael Toloi (Atalanta)
Midfielders: Nicolo Barella (Inter), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Jorginho (Chelsea), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Tommaso Pobega (Milan), Sandro Tonali (Milan), Marco Verratti (Paris St Germain)
Attackers: Matteo Cancellieri (Lazio), Wilfried Gnonto (Leeds), Vincenzo Grifo (Friburgo), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Matteo Politano (Napoli), Giacomo Raspadori (Napoli), Gianluca Scamacca (West Ham), Alessio Zerbin (Napoli). (Reporting by Tommy Lund in Gdansk, editing by Ed Osmond)
Italy UEFA Nations League 2022 Group
Italy have been placed in Group A2 for the 2022/23 Nations League alongside England, Germany and Hungary.
Italy UEFA Nations League 2022 Schedule
The Italian squad will assemble at the Coverciano training camp on Friday May 27 to prepare for the upcoming fixtures. Euro champions will begin their Nations League 2022 campaign by hosting Germany at the Stadio Dall’Ara in Bologna on Saturday June 4. After that they will take on Hungary at the Stadio Dino Manuzzi in Cesena on Tuesday June 7. Their third match will be a trip to England at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton on Saturday June 11. For their final match in June, they will travel to Monchengladbach to play against Germany on Tuesday June 14.