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Italy names squad for the key match with Ukraine in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying

Maksym InshakovNews
The decisive match will take place on November 20

The Italian national team has announced a list of 29 players who will take part in the match against Ukraine. The match of the final, 10th round of the European Football Championship qualifiers will take place in Leverkusen at the BayArena on November 20. The same team will play 3 days earlier against North Macedonia (November 17).

In the standings, Ukraine and Italy are ranked 2nd and 3rd, respectively. The teams share 3 points, but the Italians have a game in reserve (against North Macedonia).

Head coach Luciano Spalletti called up his strongest players for the match: Chiesa, Jorginho and goalkeeper Donnarumma.

Italy names squad for the key match with Ukraine in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying

The full lineup looks like this:

Goalkeepers: Gialuigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint-Germain), Alex Meret (Napoli), Ivan Provedel (Lazio), Guglielmo Vicario (Tottenham).

Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Inter), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Alessandro Buongiorno (Torino), Davide Calabria (Milan), Andrea Cambiaso (Juventus), Matteo Darmian (Inter), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Federico Dimarco (Inter), Federico Gatti (Juventus), Rafael Toloi (Atalanta).

Midfielders: Nicolo Barella (Inter), Giacomo Bonaventura (Fiorentina), Andrea Colpani (Monza), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Davide Frattesi (Inter), Jorginho (Arsenal), Manuel Locatelli (Juventus).

Forwards: Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Stephan El-Shaarawy (Roma), Moise Kean (Juventus), Matteo Politano (Napoli), Giacomo Raspadori (Napoli), Gianluca Scamacca (Atalanta), Nicolo Zaniolo (Aston Villa).

Italy names squad for the key match with Ukraine in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying

As OBOZ.UA reported, UEFA has officially punished the UAF for this game. "The Yellow and Blues were punished because of the racist behavior of their fans in the 6th round of the 2024 UEFA European Championship qualifiers.

Earlier, UEFA President Alexander Čeferin expressed confidence that the Ukrainians would not be able to win the decisive qualifying match. Schedules on how the Blue and Yellows will get to the European Championships in Germany have been published. Our team's opponent in the qualifying playoffs was also revealed.

Italy names squad for the key match with Ukraine in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying

On October 14, the Ukrainian national team defeated North Macedonia in the Euro 2024 qualifiers, scoring a goal from forty meters. Two days later, the Blue and Yellows defeated Malta with Mykhailo Mudryk's debut goal, finishing second in their group.

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