Coach Luciano Spalletii selected 29 players, serving the confrontation with North Macedonia and Ukraine. Compared to the previous convocation, the recent list recorded many changes.
With recent high-flying form under AC Milan, defender Davide Calabria returned to the team after 17 months of absence. Buongiorno, Toloi and Jorginho also reappeared in the blue shirt army. While Juventus defender Andrea Cambiaso and Monza midfielder Andrea Colpani attracted attention with their first “recruit meals”.
Surprise happened when veteran striker Ciro Immobile was not selected by Spalletti. Immobile is Lazio’s “leader” this season. In the middle of last week, he just scored an important goal, helping the parent team win against Feyenoord in the UEFA Champions League.
Inter Milan is the club contributing the most players to Spalletti’s call-up this time with 6 faces, including: defenders Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni, Matteo Darmian and Federico Dimarco, and midfielders Nicolo Barella and Davide Frattesi.
In the early morning of November 18 (Vietnam time), the Italian team welcomed North Macedonia at home at Stadio Olimpico. Three days later, the “Azzurri” marched to Germany to face Ukraine. Spalletti’s team must win both of these matches, if they do not want to lose their ticket to the region’s largest football festival, taking place next year.
Minh Duc | 08:05 November 11, 2023