Italy Final 26-Man Squad For Euro 2020

Italy qualified for Euro 2020 with perfect 100% record under Roberto Mancini who was appointed after Italy failed to qualify for FIFA World Cup 2018. Since than Italy have been pretty solid in competitive games even though they lack true super stars in their lineup. Italy has turned into a hard working unit who rely on collective performances of the team to get results. Having said that not much is expected from this Italy side going into the Euros and that might be a good thing making them the dark horses.

Italy will announced their 26-man squad by 11th May 2021 according to official UEFA guidlines. Below is the possible 23-man squad which Roberto Mancini will be taking to UEFA Euro.

Possible 26 Man Squad Of Italy for Euro 2020:

Unlike some other top European nations, Italy lack that one or two super stars in the team instead they have very decent options all around the pitch. 

1Gianluigi DonnarummAC Milan22GK
2Alessio CragnoCagliari26GK
3Alex MeretNapoli24GK
4Alessandro BastoniInter Milan22Defender
5Gianluca ManciniAS Roma25Defender
6Rafael TolóiAtalanta30Defender
7Giorgio ChielliniJuventus36Defender
8Leonardo BonucciJuventus34Defender
9Leonardo SpinazzolaAS Roma28Defender
12Manuel LocatelliSassualo23Midfielder
13Marco VerrattiPSG28Midfielder
14Nicolò BarellaInter Milan24Midfielder
15Lorenzo PellegriniAS Roma24Midfielder
17Manuel LazzariLazio27Midfielder
18Lorenzo InsigneNapoli29Midfielder
19Vincenzo GrifoFreigburg28Forward
20Federico ChiesaJuventus23Forward
21Federico BernardeschiJuventus27Forward
22Ciro ImmobileLazio31Forward
23Andrea BelottiTorino27Forward

National Team Coach: Roberto Mancini:

Over the course of his career he has taken charge of some big clubs including Inter Milan, Manchester City and won silver ware putting together a legacy at where he managed. Since his appointment as Italy head coach, they have won 10 out of 10 qualifying games for Euro 2020 and will go into the tournament with a high moral which is needed after not qualifying for 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Possible Starting Lineups:

Mancini deploys 4-3-3 system with Insigne, Immobile and Chiesa playing as front three while midfield trio of Barrela, Jorginho and Lucatelli provide stability in middle of the park. Mancini is likely to pick one of the vatern duo of Chiellini and Bonucci alongside one younger centre back which might be Toloi or Bastoni. Florenzi and Emerson set to play as fullbacks and provide support both on defense and attack. Gianluigi Donnarumm will start as goal keeper and will be his first major tournament as Italy no.1

Players To watch Out For:

Alot is expected of Inter Milan’s young center back Alessandro Bastoni who is likely to start alongside either Chiellini and Bonucci. Historically Italy always had great defenders and he is one for the future. Roberto Mancini will be hoping his steps up to the big occassion. Apart from Bastoni there are two other names in Manuel Locatelli and Nicolò Barella who are highly sought after in Italy. Both play dynamic roles in Central midfield alongside Jorginho and will be key to Italy’s system where they hope to control the midfield.

Federico Chiesa is another name who have been in great form in 2020/21 season and alot is expected from the Juventus winger who will be hoping to leave his mark at the international stage.

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