Team analysis



1Simone Scuffet31/05/1996Goalkeeper8080808080 Udinese Calcio (ITA)
2Davide Calabria06/12/1996Defender8080808080 AC Milan (ITA)
3Federico Dimarco10/11/1997Defender8080808080 FC Internazionale Milano (ITA)
4Mario Pugliese26/03/1996Midfield80808080802 Atalanta BC (ITA)
5Elio Capradossi11/03/1996Defender80808080802 AS Roma (ITA)
6Giacomo Sciacca19/04/1996Defender8080808080 FC Internazionale Milano (ITA)
7Gennaro Tutino20/08/1996Forward41*16+8055*67* SSC Napoli (ITA)
8Andrea Palazzi24/02/1996Midfield8064*8078*80 FC Internazionale Milano (ITA)
9Alberto Cerri16/04/1996Forward80808080 Parma FC (ITA)
10Vittorio Parigini25/03/1996Midfield 42+39+25+1+1 Torino FC (ITA)
11Federico Bonazzoli21/05/1997Forward8069*72*16+17+ FC Internazionale Milano (ITA)
12Emil Audero18/01/1997Goalkeeper Juventus (ITA)
13Matteo Lomolino11/03/1996Defender FC Internazionale Milano (ITA)
14Alberto Tibolla31/01/1996Midfield808041*2+ AC Chievo Verona (ITA)
15Demetrio Steffè30/07/1996Midfield 8+8080* FC Internazionale Milano (ITA)
16Arturo Calabresi17/03/1996Defender AS Roma (ITA)
17Alessandro Piu30/07/1996Midfield39+38* Empoli FC (ITA)
18Luca Vido03/02/1997Forward 11+8064*63* AC Milan (ITA)
19Davide Di Molfetta23/06/1996Forward 13+ AC Milan (ITA)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute

Daniele Zoratto
Maybe we hit the ball long a bit too much when we should have kept it on the ground more. But it was a good Italy in terms of possession. My lads played with intensity and tactical awareness and I have to say that they passed some tests of character in moments when we were suffering physically and psychologically. To have reached the final – the first in Italy's history at Under-17 level – gives us reason to feel satisfied and proud.

Italy team analysis

Italy team analysis

• 4-4-2 implemented with discipline and tactical maturity

• Frequent use of lofted pass to big target striker Alberto Cerri (No9)

• Otherwise, patient possession play; full-backs pushing forward

• Attacks supported by central midfielders, especially Mario Pugliese (No4)

• Intelligent off-the-ball movement to provide passing options

• Disciplined defending, often with high line to maintain compact block

• Technique, fitness and concentration maintained throughout tournament