Euro 2021 Italy
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Giorgio Chiellini will lead his country out at Euro 2020 as the Italy captain
Goals For: 37 Goals Against: 4 Jorginho Penalty Taken 3 – Penalty Scored3
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Key player: Marco Verratti
Like his coach, the midfielder is yet to replicate his club form with the national team. Mancini’s possession-based football, however, seems just perfect for the Paris man.
One to watch: Gianluigi Donnarumma
At 21, goalkeeper Donnarumma is already a veteran, having been playing first-team football for years, but he has big gloves to fill as he looks to replace Gianluigi Buffon.
Italy Best Players Picks:
Leonardo Bonucci is a nailed-on defensive option who does provide a threat from set-pieces. He has scored seven times for Italy in 101 caps.
Because he is certain to start and has some set-piece threat, he would be my first choice defensive option, closely followed by Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Coach: Roberto Mancini
Roberto Mancini has previously managed Lazio, Inter Milan and Manchester City
EURO 2020 QUALIFYING STATS
- Most starts: Leonardo Bonucci, Jorginho (9), Nicolò Barella (8), Marco Verratti (7)
- Most goals: Andrea Belotti (4), Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne, Jorginho (3)
- Most assists: Federico Chiesa, Leonardo Bonucci (3), Andrea Belotti, Nicolò Barella, Ciro Immobile, Emerson, Riccardo Orsolini (2)
- Goals scored: 37
- Goals conceded: 4
- Clean sheets: 6
Full Squad Named And Released For The Euro 2021 Cup
Nicolò BARELLA Bryan CRISTANTE JORGINHO
Francesco ACERBI (Lazio)
Alessandro BASTONI (Inter Milan)
Leonardo BONUCCI (Juventus)
Giorgio CHIELLINI (Juventus)
Giovanni DI LORENZO (Napoli)
Emerson PALMIERI (Chelsea)
Alessandro FLORENZI (PSG)
Leonardo SPINAZZOLA (Roma)
Rafael TOLÓI (Atalanta)
Marco Verratti is set to miss Italy’s first two games because of injury with Manuel Locatelli the most likely replacement.