Italy national under-20 football team

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Italy Under-20
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Gli Azzurrini
Association Italian Football Federation
(Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio – FIGC)
Head coach Paolo Nicolato
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances 6 (first in 1977)
Best result Third Place, 2017

Italy national under-20 football team is the national under-20 football team of Italy and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation.

The team competes for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which is held every two years.

History

The Under-20 team is the de facto Under-19 of the previous year, and it acts mainly as a feeder team for the U21s providing further international development for youth players.

The team competes for its only official tournament, the FIFA U-20 World Cup, depending on the U19s results at the UEFA European Under-19 Championship held in the even-numbered years, that qualifies European teams for the U-20 World Cup. So far, the best result of the team is just third place in 2017. Italy managed to qualify for two consecutive U-20 World Cup for the first time, after topping the group in 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.

Each season the team mainly participates in friendly tournaments, in which overage players may also be selected. The U20 team participated until 2017 in the annual Four Nations Tournament with Germany, Switzerland and Poland (which replaced Austria).

Since the 2017–18 season, the Italy U20 team participates in the annual Under 20 Elite League, expanded to 8 participants.

The team also have an annual fixture with the Serie D Best XI after the end of the season, from 2007[1][2][3][4] (except 2009, which the U-20 (B team) was coined "U-19 team" and coached by U-19 coach Massimo Piscedda,[5][6] which the A team went to Mediterranean Games).The 2006 edition was also played by the de facto U20 team but coached by U19 coach Paolo Berrettini.[7] The 2011 edition was played by Italy Universiade team.[8]

FIFA U-20 World Cup Record

Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
Tunisia 1977 Group Stage 3 0 2 1 1 3
Japan 1979 Did Not Qualify
Australia 1981 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 1 6
Mexico 1983 Did Not Qualify
Soviet Union 1985
Chile 1987 Quarter-Finals 4 2 1 1 5 3
Saudi Arabia 1989 Did Not Qualify
Portugal 1991
Australia 1993
Qatar 1995
Malaysia 1997
Nigeria 1999
Argentina 2001
United Arab Emirates 2003
Netherlands 2005 Quarter-Finals 5 2 1 2 10 8
Canada 2007 Did Not Qualify
Egypt 2009 Quarter-Finals 5 2 1 2 9 9
Colombia 2011 Did Not Qualify
Turkey 2013
New Zealand 2015
South Korea 2017 Third Place 7 3 2 2 10 9
Poland 2019 Qualified
Total 7/22 27 9 7 11 36 38

Current squad

The following 22 players have been called up for the U-20 Elite League match against Poland on 6 September 2018.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Alessandro Plizzari (2000-03-12) 12 March 2000 (age 18) Italy Milan
1GK Michele Cerofolini (1999-01-04) 4 January 1999 (age 19) Italy Cosenza (on loan from Fiorentina)

2DF Enrico Del Prato (1999-11-10) 10 November 1999 (age 18) Italy Atalanta
2DF Gabriele Zappa (1999-12-22) 22 December 1999 (age 18) Italy Internazionale
2DF Alessandro Tripaldelli (1999-02-09) 9 February 1999 (age 19) Netherlands Zwolle (on loan from Sassuolo)
2DF Luca Pellegrini (1999-03-07) 7 March 1999 (age 19) Italy Roma
2DF Matteo Gabbia (1999-10-21) 21 October 1999 (age 18) Italy Lucchese (on loan from Milan)
2DF Luca Ercolani (1999-11-25) 25 November 1999 (age 18) England Manchester United
2DF Alessandro Buongiorno (1999-06-06) 6 June 1999 (age 19) Italy Carpi (on loan from Torino)
2DF Gianmaria Zanandrea (1999-05-26) 26 May 1999 (age 19) Italy Juventus

3MF Andrea Marcucci (1999-02-07) 7 February 1999 (age 19) Italy Roma
3MF Andrea Danzi (1999-02-25) 25 February 1999 (age 19) Italy Verona
3MF Davide Frattesi (1999-09-22) 22 September 1999 (age 19) Italy Ascoli (on loan from Sassuolo)
3MF Alessandro Mallamo (1999-03-22) 22 March 1999 (age 19) Italy Novara (on loan from Atalanta)
3MF Nicolò Zaniolo (1999-07-02) 2 July 1999 (age 19) Italy Roma
3MF Filippo Melegoni (1999-02-18) 18 February 1999 (age 19) Italy Pescara (on loan from Atalanta)
3MF Andrea Colpani (1999-05-11) 11 May 1999 (age 19) Italy Atalanta

4FW Moise Kean (2000-02-28) 28 February 2000 (age 18) Italy Juventus
4FW Enrico Brignola (1999-07-08) 8 July 1999 (age 19) Italy Sassuolo
4FW Gianluca Scamacca (1999-01-01) 1 January 1999 (age 19) Netherlands Zwolle (on loan from Sassuolo)
4FW Andrea Pinamonti (1999-05-19) 19 May 1999 (age 19) Italy Frosinone (on loan from Internazionale)
4FW Christian Capone (1999-04-28) 28 April 1999 (age 19) Italy Pescara (on loan from Atalanta)

See also

References

  1. ^ "L'Italia Under 20 batte la Top 11 di D". Corriere dello Sport – Stadio (in Italian). 11 June 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Orvieto, Top 11 a testa alta contro l'Italia Under 20". Corriere dello Sport-Stadio (in Italian). 2010-06-04. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
  3. ^ "Top 11: sport e solidarietà". Serie D News (in Italian). 3 June 2008. Archived from the original on 23 June 2010. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
  4. ^ "La Top 11 Serie D Corriere dello Sport supera per 1 - 0 l'Under 20". Serie D News (in Italian). 31 May 2007. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
  5. ^ http://www.figc.it/it/204/21233/2009/05/News.shtml
  6. ^ "A Orvieto si completa la grande festa del Top 11". interregionale.com (in Italian). 2 June 2009. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
  7. ^ "TOP 11 SERIE D - Nazionale Under 19: 2 - 0". Serie D News (in Italian). 1 June 2006. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
  8. ^ "Due vittorie azzurre nell'evento Top 11". Corriere dello Sport – Stadio (in Italian). 2 June 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
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