Team analysis

Italy

Italy

Italy
No.PlayerBornPos.SUIENGISRSWEBELNEDGSClub
1Alessandro Russo31/03/2001Goalkeeper808080808080 Genoa CFC (ITA)
2Alberto Barazzetta18/02/2001Defender69*8080808080 AC Milan (ITA)
3Giorgio Brogni28/01/2001Defender808080808080 Atalanta BC (ITA)
4Giuseppe Leone05/05/2001Midfield808080808055* Juventus (ITA)
5Nicolò Armini07/03/2001Defender808080808080 SS Lazio (ITA)
6Paolo Gozzi Iweru25/04/2001Defender808080808080 Juventus (ITA)
7Samuele Ricci21/08/2001Midfield808020+8079*1 Empoli FC (ITA)
8Emmanuel Gyabuaa21/09/2001Midfield53+808060*80802 Atalanta BC (ITA)
9Edoardo Vergani06/02/2001Forward21+8079*8080*804 FC Internazionale Milano (ITA)
10Alessio Riccardi03/04/2001Midfield8076*70*78*802 AS Roma (ITA)
11Andrea Mattioli09/09/2001Forward US Sassuolo Calcio (ITA)
12Ludovico Gelmi02/05/2001Goalkeeper Atalanta BC (ITA)
13Fabio Ponsi12/02/2001Defender ACF Fiorentina (ITA)
14Stefano Vaghi29/05/2001Defender11+ 2+4+ FC Internazionale Milano (ITA)
15Nicolò Rovella04/12/2001Midfield 55+ 14+1+1+ Genoa CFC (ITA)
16Jean Freddi Greco12/02/2001Midfield27*25*40+8076*801 AS Roma (ITA)
17Nicolò Fagioli12/02/2001Forward8073*66*63*25+ Juventus (ITA)
18Francesco Semeraro01/05/2001Defender 1+ AS Roma (ITA)
19Lorenzo Colombo08/03/2002Forward59*7+10+ 17+ AC Milan (ITA)
20Alessandro Cortinovis25/01/2001Midfield 4+40* Atalanta BC (ITA)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute

Italy team analysis

Formation in attack:Italy team analysisFormation in defence:Italy team analysis

Key features – Italy

• 1-4-4-2 with midfield diamond; fast transitions to 1-4-3-3 defence
• Aggressive high pressing, closing short options for keeper, defenders
• Combination play in middle-to-front areas when not under pressure
• Extensive use of long diagonal passes to Riccardi wide on left
• Lopsided attacking based on creating overloads on left flank
• Dangerous counterattacking; immediate fast-forward after regains
• Well-organised defence; zonal marking at set plays; strong team ethic

Head coach: Carmine Nunziata (22/07/1967)