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Euro 2024: Defending champs Italy banner 30-man squad

by Cy

Italy manager Luciano Spalletti announced his provisional 30-man squad for their title-defense bid in EURO 2024 in Germany.

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Notable Italy players

PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is expected to lead the Azzurri as the new team captain.

Also making an appearance is Atalanta striker Gianluca Scamacca, fresh from winning the Europa League.

Scamacca did not play in Italy’s friendlies against Ecuador and Venezuela in March.

Spalletti has also included six players from Serie A champions Inter Milan: Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni, Matteo Darmian, Federico Dimarco, Nicolo Barella, and Davide Frattesi.

Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori will make his debut for the senior team in this upcoming European tournament.

Italy squad in full in EURO 2024

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG), Guglielmo Vicario (Tottenham), Alex Meret (Napoli), Ivan Provedel (Lazio)

Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Inter Milan), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter Milan), Raoul Bellanova (Torino), Alessandro Buongiorno (Torino), Riccardo Calafiori (Bologna), Andrea Cambiaso (Juventus), Matteo Darmian (Inter Milan), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Federico Dimarco (Inter Milan), Gianluca Mancini (Roma), Giorgio Scalvini (Atalanta)

Midfielders: Jorginho (Arsenal), Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Nicolo Fagioli (Juventus), Michael Folorunsho (Verona), Davide Frattesi (Inter Milan), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Samuele Ricci (Torino)

Forwards: Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Giacomo Raspadori (Napoli), Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma), Mateo Retegui (Genoa), Mattia Zaccagni (Lazio), Riccardo Orsolini (Bologna), Gianluca Scamacca (Atalanta)

The pressure is on

The defending champions will kick off their EURO 2024 campaign against Albania on June 15 in Dortmund.

Five days later, Italy will face Spain in a rematch of the finals.

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