Football fans in all over the world, the second biggest soccer tournament in the world, now coming at the door, 2021 UEFA Euro will be held on 11 June to 11 July, 2021 in 11 countries in Europe.
Italy Team Manager Roberto Mancini
56-year-old Roberto Mancini manages Italy, after starting the role as national team manager in 2018. Mancini took over a struggling Italy, who had failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Managing to turn their fortunes around by qualifying for Euro 2020, Italy are on the right tracks to become one of Europe’s elite again, although they’re by no means at their best.
Italy Euro Records
The Azzurri have won the European Championships once in their history, in 1968 during their first appearance in the tournament. Although they haven’t enjoyed success since, Italy have performed well in multiple other tournaments. Both 2000 and 2012 ended with Italy as losing finalists, while they also reached the semi-finals in 1980 and 1988.
Their most recent appearance in the tournament culminated in them reaching the quarter-finals, where they lost on penalties to Germany.
Italy Key Players
Diminutive midfielder Marco Verratti is Italy’s standout performer, dictating play from central midfield while also possessing the ability to mix it with larger players when he has to. A part of PSG since 2012, Verratti has an abundance of European experience that is lacking within Italy’s squad.
Captain Giorgio Chiellini, Lorenzo Insigne and Ciro Immobile join Verratti as some of Italy’s other notably important players.
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan), Alex Meret (Napoli), Salvatore Sirigu (Torino)
Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Emerson Palmieri (Chelsea), Alessandro Florenzi (Paris), Leonardo Spinazzola (Roma), Rafael Toloi (Atalanta)
Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Inter), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Jorginho (Chelsea), Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Stefano Sensi (Inter), Marco Verratti (Paris)
Forwards: Andrea Belotti (Torino), Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo)