Italy Full Team Squad For FIFA World Cup 2022

Current European Champion Italy are the 4 times world champions who last clinched the title back in 2006. Then in 2010 and 2014, Gli Azzurri failed to qualify for the knockout stage meanwhile in the 2018 Russia World Cup, they couldn’t even qualify for the WC! Thus they will be keen to win this title and the UEFA Euro glory will definitely boost their morale. Here we will present you the list of the soldiers who would carry the Italian flag in Qatar.

Italy Team Squad For FIFA WC 2022

Position Player Name Current Club
Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma Paris Saint Germain
Goalkeeper Alex Meret Napoli
Goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu Genoa
Defender Francesco Acerbi Lazio
Defender Leonardo Bonucci Juventus
Defender Giorgio Chiellini Juventus
Defender Leonardo Spinazzola AS Roma
Defender Alessandro Bastoni Inter Milan
Defender Rafael Tolói Atalanta
Defender Giovanni Di Lorenzo Napoli
Defender Emerson Olympique Lyon
Midfielder Nicolò Barella Inter Milan
Midfielder Jorginho Chelsea FC
Midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini AS Roma
Midfielder Manuel Locatelli Juventus
Midfielder Marco Verratti Paris Saint Germain
Midfielder Bryan Cristante AS Roma
Midfielder Matteo Pessina Atalanta
Midfielder Gaetano Castrovilli Fiorentina
Forward Ciro Immobile Lazio
Forward Federico Chiesa Juventus
Forward Federico Bernardeschi Juventus
Forward Lorenzo Insigne Napoli
Forward Giacomo Raspadori Sassuolo
Forward Domenico Berardi Sassuolo
Forward Andrea Belotti Torino

Manager: Roberto Mancini.

UEFA Euro’s best player award winner Gigi Donnarumma who has made a move to Paris Saint Germain after the Euro, is definitely one of the world’s top 10 Goal stoppers. He will be undoubtedly the number one choice for Mancini and will be a key player for Italy. He helped the side win back to back shootouts at the Euro against Spain and England. His replacements will be Napoli’s Alex Meret as well as former PSG keeper and currently Genoa gloveman Salvatore Sirigu.

Italian defense is always a scary thing for the opposition forwards. Maldini, Nesta, Cannavaro all retired and Chiellini, Bonucci are on the verge of their retirements but Gli Azzurri defense is still pretty much solid. Juve duo Chiellini and Bonucci will make partnership perhaps for the one last time at the international level. Giovanni Di Lorenzo is expected to start at the right side of the defense while Leonardo Spinazzola, who left the field injured against Belgium, will retain his place in the upcoming mega event. Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni, Emerson, Rafael Toloi; even if they need to start from the bench, are definitely capable of facing any front line.

Coming to the midfield, Mancini is very likely to go with a 3 man mid. Jorginho will once again be the key with Marco Veratti at his left hand side and Inter Milan sensation Nico Barella at his right. Veratti is a much more experienced midfielder now and Barella is perhaps the most impactful player at Inter after Lukaku’s departure. Young midfielder Manuel Locatelli has been very much promising and will be a good substitute player for sure. Apart from them, AS Roma duo Bryan Cristante and Lorenzo Pellegrini along with Matteo Pessina and Gaetano Castrovilli, all will be handy options for the former Man City boss Mancini.

We expect Italy to field 3 forwards. Napoli skipper Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Chiesa are the two possible starters on the left and right side respectively. And at the very front, Ciro Immobile is the possible number nine to start the games. Andrea Belotti, Domenico Berardi, Giacomo Raspadori, Federico Bernardeschi are expected to get their places in the squad but they all are likely to come off the bench. The best advantage for the Italian forwards is that their side concedes comparatively lesser goals. Thus if they manage to score a few, that often see their side winning bigger games.

Predicted Starting Lineup:

Formation: 4-3-3

Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Defense: Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Leonardo Bonucci.

Midfield: Jorginho, Marco Veratti, Nicolo Barella.

Attack: Lorenzo Insigne, Federico Chiesa, Ciro Immobile.

Key Players:

Gianluigi Donnarumma, Leonardo Bonucci, Jorginho, Nicolo Barella, Ciro Immobile.

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