Also at the table was the delegation head Giancarlo Antognoni and the operations manager for the national sides Giorgio Bottaro who repeated president Carlo Tavecchio’s best wishes as he commented on the goodwill shown by the host city. “The administrative structure, the club and the local area have shown again that this region has a strong love for the Azzurri shirt. This is an important week for our federation and I want to take the opportunity to make an appeal to the fans: come to the stadium as we need the passion of the Vicenza crowds.” From the right of the photo: Vicenza Calcio director general Andrea Gazzoli, Assessor for sport at Vicenza council Umberto Nicolai, Under-21 delegation head Giancarlo Antognoni, the mayor of Vicenza Achille Variati, Under-21 coach Luigi Di Biagio and the operations manager for the national sides Giorgio Bottaro. The Squad Goalkeepers: Alessio Cragno (Benevento), Alex Meret (Spal), Simone Scuffet (Udinese);
Defenders: Davide Biraschi (Avellino), Arturo Calabresi (Brescia), Davide Calabria (Milan), Mattia Caldara (Atalanta), Andrea Conti (Atalanta), Adam Masina (Bologna), Nicola Murru (Cagliari), Filippo Romagna (Juventus), **Alessio Romagnoli (Milan);
Midfielders: Marco Benassi (Torino), Danilo Cataldi (Lazio), Alberto Grassi (Napoli), Luca Mazzitelli (Sassuolo); Lorenzo Pellegrini (Sassuolo), Valerio Verre (Pescara);
Forwards: *Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Alberto Cerri (Spal), Federico Di Francesco (Bologna), Luca Garritano (Cesena), Gaetano Monachello (Bari), Vittorio Parigini (Chievo Verona), Federico Ricci (Roma), Valerio Lorenzo Rosseti (Lugano).
*Injured, he has left the squad
**He joined the squad from the senior side
Staff – Delegation head: Giancarlo Antognoni; Accompanying director Vincenzo Martinelli; Coach: Luigi Di Biagio; Assistant coach: Carmine Nunziata; Secretary: Emiliano Cozzi; Goalkeeping coach: Antonio Chimenti; Fitness coach: Vito Azzone; Doctors: Angelo De Carli and Luca Gatteschi; Physiotherapists: Enzo Paolini, Guido Mauro Ferrini and Maurizio Fagorzi; Equipment managers: Claudio Gagliardi and Andrea Russo. Group Two Standings: ITALY 19 points, Slovenia 15, Serbia 13, Republic of Ireland 9, Andorra and Lithuania 3