Team analysis

Italy

Italy

Italy squad
No.PlayerBornPos.GERAUTPORENGFRAGSClub
1Alex Meret22/03/1997Goalkeeper9090909090 SPAL (ITA)
2Davide Vitturini21/02/1997Defender9090909090 Pescara (ITA)
3Federico Dimarco10/11/1997Defender90 9075*904 Empoli FC (ITA)
4Nicolò Barella07/02/1997Midfield90909090 Como Calcio (ITA)
5Filippo Romagna26/05/1997Defender9090909090 Juventus (ITA)
6Manuel Locatelli08/01/1998Midfield9082* 90901 AC Milan (ITA)
7Simone Edera09/01/1997Midfield 56* 34+ Torino FC (ITA)
8Alberto Picchi12/08/1997Midfield90 909045* SPAL (ITA)
9Andrea Favilli17/05/1997Forward909080*90 Juventus (ITA)
10Simone Minelli08/01/1997Forward57* 28+32+56* ACF Fiorentina (ITA)
11Francesco Cassata16/07/1997Midfield20+34+17+ 12+
13Giuseppe Pezzella29/11/1997Defender8+9015+15+ US Città di Palermo (ITA)
14Simone Pontisso20/03/1997Midfield70*8+75* SPAL (ITA)
15Mauro Coppolaro10/03/1997Defender9090909090 US Latina Calcio (ITA)
16Patrick Cutrone03/01/1998Forward33+20+ 10+45+ AC Milan (ITA)
17Giuseppe Panico10/05/1997Forward9070*62*58* AC Cesena (ITA)
18Paolo Ghiglione02/02/1997Midfield82*9073*9078* SPAL (ITA)
22Andrea Zaccagno27/05/1997Goalkeeper Pro Vercelli (ITA)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute

Key features: Italy

Key features: Italy

  • Classic 1-4-4-2 with two strikers operating in close partnership
  • Emphasis on direct supply to front men as soon as possession gained
  • Compact, narrow, deep defending backed by excellent goalkeeper
  • Attacks with two midfielders spreading wide; full-backs making infield runs
  • Moves frequently culminating in low crosses from wide areas
  • Quick to brake opponents' build, assemble eight players behind ball
  • Great tactical discipline, collective spirit, loyalty to playing philosophy

Head coach: Paolo Vanoli (12/08/1972)