With the World Cup final on Sunday and the upcoming FIFA presidential election just days away, there are many Italians with high hopes for their nation.
In addition to the likes of Giorgio Chiellini, Marco van Basten, Roberto Baggio, Alessandro Del Piero and Andrea Pirlo, there is also an under-21 squad featuring the likes, Simone Zaza, Domenico Berardi, Andrea Della Torre, Giuseppe Rossi, Marco Rizzoli, Andrea Sorrentino, Andrea Vastigoni, Davide M’Carmignani, Francesco Totti, Stefano Sturaro, and many more.
Andrea Pirlos, who scored the goal that sent Italy to Euro 2012, was also among those who have made the squad for the World Championships.
“I’m happy, I’m very happy,” Pirlosi told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I’m very excited, and I’m looking forward to playing for Italy.”
It’s the biggest event in the country, and for Italy, it’s a huge honor.””
The World Cup is a big tournament, and it’s very important for the national team.
It’s the biggest event in the country, and for Italy, it’s a huge honor.”
The squad is based on the list released by the Italy Football Federation (FIGC) at the end of June.
There is also a youth squad that includes Gianluigi Buffon, David Jokanovic, Francescini and Leonardo Bonucci, who were also included in the preliminary list.
The official squad is currently composed of 23 players, with 14 holding senior roles and four players being selected on loan.