·6 June 2023
·6 June 2023
Roberto Mancini has called up Inter stars Matteo Darmian, Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni, and Nicolo Barella for the Italian national team for the upcoming Nations League semifinal against Spain.
This is confirmed by the Italian FA’s complete list of the Azzurri squad for the fixture, via FCInter1908.
A number of Inter players have found themselves having a regular role in the Italian national team setup under Mancini this season.
Midfielder Barella has been a regular for the Azzurri for some time. The 26-year-old has been in the frame since he was a Cagliari player.
Barella played a key role for Italy on their way to winning EURO 2020. The Inter midfielder started every knockout match at that tournament including the final at Webmley.
Meanwhile, Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni has become one of the first names on the team sheet for Mancini in defense. He has broken out since the phasing out of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci.
Meanwhile, Bastoni’s Nerazzurri teammate Acerbi is still a regular part of the Italy team at the age of 35.
This has led to his emergence in the national team as well.
In the meantime, versatile defender Darmian has also earned a return to the Azzurri after several years with his form for Inter.
Italy will face Spain in the semifinals of the Nations League.
The match is scheduled for Thursday, June 15.
The complete Azzurri squad for that match is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint Germain), Alex Meret (Napoli), Guglielmo Vicario (Empoli);
Defender: Francesco Acerbi (Inter), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Matteo Darmian (Inter), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Federico Dimarco (Inter), Leonardo Spinazzola (Roma), Rafael Toloi (Atalanta);
Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Inter), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Davide Frattesi (Sassuolo), Jorginho (Arsenal), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain), Nicolò Zaniolo (Galatasaray);
Forwards: Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Wilfried Gnonto (Leeds), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Giacomo Raspadori (Napoli), Mateo Retegui (Tigre).
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