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Happy 47th Birthday Italy U-21 Coach Luigi Di Biagio

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Italian Soccer Serie A Blog hosted by Anna Italia congratulates Italy Under-21 Coach Luigi Di Biagio on his 47th Birthday. Di Biagio was born on June 3, 1971 in Rome, Italy.

Italy Under 21 Coach Di Biagio “A test at a high level,” in France

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The Italian Under-21 National Team’s final match of the season will be on Tuesday 29 May against France at the Stade Léo Lagrange in Besançon with kick-off at 21:00.  Head Coach Luigi Di Biagio says it will be “A test at a high level.”

  • The two national teams last met two years ago on 2 June 2016 in Venice with France winning 1-0. The head-to-head record favours the Azzurrini however. In the past 16 matches, Italy have won seven, drawn five and lost four.

Azzurrini await Norway clash. Mancini: “Materazzi is my idol.”

 
Squad List Goalkeepers: Emil Audero (Venezia), Alex Meret (Spal), Simone Scuffet (Udinese);
Defenders: Claud Adjapong (Sassuolo), Elio Capradossi (Roma), Lorenzo Dickmann (Novara), Federico Dimarco (Sion), Gianluca Mancini (Atalanta), Giuseppe Pezzella (Udinese), Filippo Romagna (Cagliari), Marco Varnier (Cittadella);
Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Cagliari), Fabio Depaoli (Chievo Verona), Rolando Mandragora (Crotone), Alessandro Murgia (Lazio), Matteo Pessina (Spezia), Luca Valzania (Pescara);
Forwards: Alberto Cerri (Perugia), Simone Edera (Torino), Simone Palombi (Salernitana), Vittorio Parigini (Benevento), Daniele Verde (Verona), Luca Vido (Cittadella). Staff – Accompanying Director: Vincenzo Marinelli; Coach: Alberico Evani; Assistant Coach : Luigi Amleto Garzya; Fitness Coach: Luca Coppari; Goalkeeping Coach: Graziano Vinti; Match Analyst: Marco Mannucci; Doctors: Angelo De Carli and Luca Gatteschi; Masseurs: Enzo Paolini and Emiliano Bozzetti; Nutritionist: Cristian Petri.
 
Schedule  Wednesday 21st Match
14:00 – Press conference (coach)
15:00 – Two players to meet with football schools (around 30’) at the Stadio Curi in Perugia
15.30 – training MD-1 at the Stadio Curi in Perugia (first 15 minutes open to the press) Thursday 22nd March
18.30 – ITALY vs. Norway Under 21 at Stadio “Curi” in Perugia (meeting the press after the match) Friday 23rd March
10.30 – training at the Sports Centre in Solomeo (closed to the press) before the team then return to Rome in the afternoon Saturday 24th March
10.30 – training
13:00 – Meeting the press (players) at the Mancini Park Hotel
15.30 – training (closed to the press) Sunday 25th March
10.30 – training (closed to the press)
16.30 – flight from Rome to Belgrade and bus transfer to the Hotel Park – Novi Sad. Monday 26th March
13:00 – meeting with the press in the Hotel (coach)
16:00 – training MD-1 at the Stadio di Novi Sad (first 15 minutes open to the press) Tuesday 27th March
18.30 – SERBIA vs. ITALY Under 21 at the “Karadjordje Stadium” in Novi Sad (meeting with the press after the match) Wednesday 28th March
07.10 – Flight to Milan
11.40 – Flight to Rome ]]>

Petretta also forced to withdraw, Dimarco takes his place. Edera: “It’s been a crazy season”

Squad List Goalkeepers: Emil Audero (Venezia), Alex Meret (Spal), Simone Scuffet (Udinese);
Defenders: Claud Adjapong (Sassuolo), Elio Capradossi (Roma), Lorenzo Dickmann (Novara), Federico Dimarco (Sion), Gianluca Mancini (Atalanta), Giuseppe Pezzella (Udinese), Filippo Romagna (Cagliari), Marco Varnier (Cittadella);
Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Cagliari), Fabio Depaoli (Chievo Verona), Rolando Mandragora (Crotone), Alessandro Murgia (Lazio), Matteo Pessina (Spezia), Luca Valzania (Pescara);
Forwards: Alberto Cerri (Perugia), Simone Edera (Torino), Simone Palombi (Salernitana), Vittorio Parigini (Benevento), Daniele Verde (Verona), Luca Vido (Cittadella). Staff – Accompanying Director: Vincenzo Marinelli; Coach: Alberico Evani; Assistant Coach : Luigi Amleto Garzya; Fitness Coach: Luca Coppari; Goalkeeping Coach: Graziano Vinti; Match Analyst: Marco Mannucci; Doctors: Angelo De Carli and Luca Gatteschi; Masseurs: Enzo Paolini and Emiliano Bozzetti; Nutritionist: Cristian Petri.
 
Schedule  Monday 19th March
10.30 –  training
13:00 – Meeting the press (players) at the Mancini Park Hotel
15.30 – training (closed to the press) Tuesday 20th March
10.30 – training (closed to the press)
13:00 – Meeting the press (players) at the Mancini Park Hotel
15.30 – training
They will then take a transfer to the Hotel Best Western 4 Torri – Perugia Wednesday 21st Match
14:00 – Press conference (coach)
15:00 – Two players to meet with football schools (around 30’) at the Stadio Curi in Perugia
15.30 – training MD-1 at the Stadio Curi in Perugia (first 15 minutes open to the press) Thursday 22nd March
18.30 – ITALY vs. Norway Under 21 at Stadio “Curi” in Perugia (meeting the press after the match) Friday 23rd March
10.30 – training at the Sports Centre in Solomeo (closed to the press) before the team then return to Rome in the afternoon Saturday 24th March
10.30 – training
13:00 – Meeting the press (players) at the Mancini Park Hotel
15.30 – training (closed to the press) Sunday 25th March
10.30 – training (closed to the press)
16.30 – flight from Rome to Belgrade and bus transfer to the Hotel Park – Novi Sad. Monday 26th March
13:00 – meeting with the press in the Hotel (coach)
16:00 – training MD-1 at the Stadio di Novi Sad (first 15 minutes open to the press) Tuesday 27th March
18.30 – SERBIA vs. ITALY Under 21 at the “Karadjordje Stadium” in Novi Sad (meeting with the press after the match) Wednesday 28th March
07.10 – Flight to Milan
11.40 – Flight to Rome  
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Calabria drops out, Adjapong is called up. Cutrone moves to senior team

Squad List Goalkeepers: Emil Audero (Venezia), Alex Meret (Spal), Simone Scuffet (Udinese);
Defenders: Claud Adjapong (Sassuolo), Elio Capradossi (Roma), Lorenzo Dickmann (Novara), Gianluca Mancini (Atalanta), Raoul Petretta (Basel), Giuseppe Pezzella (Udinese), Filippo Romagna (Cagliari), Marco Varnier (Cittadella);
Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Cagliari), Fabio Depaoli (Chievo Verona), Rolando Mandragora (Crotone), Alessandro Murgia (Lazio), Matteo Pessina (Spezia), Luca Valzania (Pescara);
Forwards: Alberto Cerri (Perugia), Simone Edera (Torino), Simone Palombi (Salernitana), Vittorio Parigini (Benevento), Daniele Verde (Verona), Luca Vido (Cittadella) Staff – Accompanying Director: Vincenzo Marinelli; Coach: Alberico Evani; Assistant Coach : Luigi Amleto Garzya; Fitness Coach: Luca Coppari; Goalkeeping Coach: Graziano Vinti; Match Analyst: Marco Mannucci; Doctors: Angelo De Carli and Luca Gatteschi; Masseurs: Enzo Paolini and Emiliano Bozzetti; Nutritionist: Cristian Petri.
 
Schedule  Sunday 18th March
20:00 CET Squad to gather at the Mancini Park Hotel in Rome  Monday 19th March
10.30 –  training
13:00 – Meeting the press (players) at the Mancini Park Hotel
15.30 – training (closed to the press) Tuesday 20th March
10.30 – training (closed to the press)
13:00 – Meeting the press (players) at the Mancini Park Hotel
15.30 – training
They will then take a transfer to the Hotel Best Western 4 Torri – Perugia Wednesday 21st Match
14:00 – Press conference (coach)
15:00 – Two players to meet with football schools (around 30’) at the Stadio Curi in Perugia
15.30 – training MD-1 at the Stadio Curi in Perugia (first 15 minutes open to the press) Thursday 22nd March
18.30 – ITALY vs. Norway Under 21 at Stadio “Curi” in Perugia (meeting the press after the match) Friday 23rd March
10.30 – training at the Sports Centre in Solomeo (closed to the press) before the team then return to Rome in the afternoon Saturday 24th March
10.30 – training
13:00 – Meeting the press (players) at the Mancini Park Hotel
15.30 – training (closed to the press) Sunday 25th March
10.30 – training (closed to the press)
16.30 – flight from Rome to Belgrade and bus transfer to the Hotel Park – Novi Sad. Monday 26th March
13:00 – meeting with the press in the Hotel (coach)
16:00 – training MD-1 at the Stadio di Novi Sad (first 15 minutes open to the press) Tuesday 27th March
18.30 – SERBIA vs. ITALY Under 21 at the “Karadjordje Stadium” in Novi Sad (meeting with the press after the match) Wednesday 28th March
07.10 – Flight to Milan
11.40 – Flight to Rome
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24-man squad named for friendlies against Norway and Serbia: First call-up for Edera

Photo: Simone Edera in action for the Under-20 National Team. Credit: Getty Images Squad list Goalkeepers: Emil Audero (Venezia), Alex Meret (Spal), Simone Scuffet (Udinese);
Defenders: Davide Calabria (Milan), Elio Capradossi (Roma), Lorenzo Dickmann (Novara), Gianluca Mancini (Atalanta), Raoul Petretta (Basilea), Giuseppe Pezzella (Udinese), Filippo Romagna (Cagliari), Marco Varnier (Cittadella);
Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Cagliari), Fabio Depaoli (Chievo Verona), Rolando Mandragora (Crotone), Alessandro Murgia (Lazio), Matteo Pessina (Spezia), Luca Valzania (Pescara);
Forwards: Alberto Cerri (Perugia), Patrick Cutrone (Milan), Simone Edera (Torino), Simone Palombi (Salernitana), Vittorio Parigini (Benevento), Daniele Verde (Verona), Luca Vido (Cittadella). Staff – Accompanying Director: Vincenzo Marinelli; Coach: Alberico Evani; Assistant Coach : Luigi Amleto Garzya; Fitness Coach: Luca Coppari; Goalkeeping Coach: Graziano Vinti; Match Analyst: Marco Mannucci; Doctors: Angelo De Carli and Luca Gatteschi; Masseurs: Enzo Paolini and Emiliano Bozzetti; Nutritionist: Cristian Petri.
 
Schedule  Sunday 18th March
20:00 CET Squad to gather at the Mancini Park Hotel in Rome  Monday 19th March
10.30 –  training
13:00 – Meeting the press (players) at the Mancini Park Hotel
15.30 – training (closed to the press) Tuesday 20th March
10.30 – training (closed to the press)
13:00 – Meeting the press (players) at the Mancini Park Hotel
15.30 – training
They will then take a transfer to the Hotel Best Western 4 Torri – Perugia Wednesday 21st Match
14:00 – Press conference (coach)
15:00 – Two players to meet with football schools (around 30’) at the Stadio Curi in Perugia
15.30 – training MD-1 at the Stadio Curi in Perugia (first 15 minutes open to the press) Thursday 22nd March
18.30 – ITALY vs. Norway Under 21 at Stadio “Curi” in Perugia (meeting the press after the match) Friday 23rd March
10.30 – training at the Sports Centre in Solomeo (closed to the press) before the team then return to Rome in the afternoon Saturday 24th March
10.30 – training
13:00 – Meeting the press (players) at the Mancini Park Hotel
15.30 – training (closed to the press) Sunday 25th March
10.30 – training (closed to the press)
16.30 – flight from Rome to Belgrade and bus transfer to the Hotel Park – Novi Sad. Monday 26th March
13:00 – meeting with the press in the Hotel (coach)
16:00 – training MD-1 at the Stadio di Novi Sad (first 15 minutes open to the press) Tuesday 27th March
18.30 – SERBIA vs. ITALY Under 21 at the “Karadjordje Stadium” in Novi Sad (meeting with the press after the match) Wednesday 28th March
07.10 – Flight to Milan
11.40 – Flight to Rome
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Russia beaten in Frosinone as Azzurrini get fourth straight win

 
It was Cutrone who hit the post ten minutes in with the first real chance. Verde scored in the twelfth minute from a set piece. By the corner flag, he hit it to the near post and it went in thanks to a lack of concentration from the Russia goalkeeper.  Bonazzoli then had two chanes to extend the lead only for Russia to score in the 46th minute through Rasskazov.
 
After the break, Scuffet came on for Audero. The rhythm dropped and Russia looked dangerous on the break. Di Biagio made further chances with Orsolini, Parigini, Favilli and Murgia all coming on while Felicioli was given his debut. The Azzurrini almost went behind in the 66th minute as Chernov hit the post and Russia went ahead almost straight after as Bakaev found the net with his left foot. With their pride stung, Italy reacted with great determination and upped the tempo. After some great play from Cutrone on the wing, the extraordinary goal from Parigini in the 77th minute made it 2-2 as he picked out the corner. There was a chance to win it ten minutes from time as a handball was awarded in the penalty area but Cutrone missed from the spot. Orsolini then made up for his teammate’s error in stoppage time with a great left-foot shot. 
 
“It’s always nice to win a game, even more so if you play well,” said Di Biagio after. “We did well to take the game by the hand but there was a lot to improve.” ]]>