The season of the under-19 national team will begin with a friendly against Croatia today. The Azzurrini will play three times in a month in the early stages of the season. The team has a new head coach, Paolo Vanoli, who was promoted to the under-19 side during the summer. He will make his debut in Zagreb today at 17:30 CEST, before facing The Netherlands (3rd September) and the Republic of Ireland (7th September) in two friendlies due to take place in Cava de’ Tirreni.
Goalkeepers: Meret (Udinese), Zaccagno (Torino);
Defenders: Borghini (Empoli), Coppolaro (Udinese), Della Giovanna (Inter), Dimarco (Inter), Pezzella (Città di Palermo), Romagna (Juventus), Vitturini (Delfino Pescara);
Midfielders: Barella (Cagliari), Bifulco (Napoli), Cassata (Juventus), D’Urso (Roma), De Micheli (Inter), Edera (Torino), Ghiglione (Genoa), Picchi (Empoli);
Forwards: Dal Monte (Cesena), Fantacci (Empoli), Favilli (Juventus), Panico (Genoa).
Head coach: Vanoli
Secretary: Aldo Blessich
Assistant manager: Dal Canto
Fitness coach: Pincolini
Goalkeeping coach: Mareggini
Warehouse worker: Antenni