Gabbiadini bolsters Azzurre squad

Italy coach Pietro Ghedin has forward Melania Gabbiadini fit after a thigh injury to join his squad for the UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ play-off matches against the Czech Republic on 25 and 29 October.

Melania Gabbiadini is fit for Italy's play-off with the Czech Republic
Melania Gabbiadini is fit for Italy's play-off with the Czech Republic ©Sportsfile

Italy coach Pietro Ghedin has forward Melania Gabbiadini fit to join his squad for the UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ play-off matches against the Czech Republic on 25 and 29 October.

Gabbiadini fit
ASD CF Bardolino Verona forward Gabbiadini has recovered from a thigh injury and was included in the squad for the games in Prague and Gubbio alongside seven colleagues from the Italian champions, who are through to the UEFA Women's Cup quarter-finals. Also included are youngsters Sara Penzo, Sara Gama and Alessandra Barreca who won the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship last summer. Italy have never missed out on the last eight of the UEFA European Women's Championship, and beat the Czech Republic four years ago to qualify.

Italy squad
Goalkeepers: Chiara Marchitelli (GS Roma CF), Anna Maria Picarelli (ASD CF Bardolino Verona), Sara Penzo (ACF Venezia 1984).

Defenders: Viviana Schiavi (ASD CF Bardolino Verona), Giorgia Motta (ASD CF Bardolino Verona), Nhaga Nenè Bissoli (UPC Tavagnacco), Elisabetta Tona (Sassari Torres CF), Roberta D'Adda (ASD CF Bardolino Verona), Laura Neboli (AC Reggiana Femminile), Sara Gama (UPC Tavagnacco).

Midfielders: Alessia Tuttino (ASD CF Bardolino Verona), Tatiana Zorri (UPC Tavagnacco), Marta Carissimi (ACF Torino), Giulia Domenichetti (Sassari Torres CF), Alessandra Barreca (GS Roma CF), Valentina Boni (ASD CF Bardolino Verona), Pamela Conti (Levante UD).

Forwards: Patrizia Panico (ASD CF Bardolino Verona), Sandy Iannella (Sassari Torres CF), Silvia Fuselli (Sassari Torres CF), Melania Gabbiadini (ASD CF Bardolino Verona), Valeria Pirone (Yamamay Napoli).