Italy Make Three Cuts to Finalize Euro 2024 Squad

Luciano Spalletti has omitted Ivan Provedel, Samuele Ricci, and Riccardo Orsolini from the final Italy roster for Euro 2024. The coach selected Alex Meret and Nicolò Barella despite late minor injuries. The Inter staple will miss another friendly but should be ready for the opener, Sky reports.

Instead, the Lazio goalie will practice on his own while the staff keeps assessing his Napoli colleague. In any case, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Guglielmo Vicario will be the top two options on goal.

Ricci and Nicolò Fagioli were neck and neck to make the cut. The Juventus midfielder won out. His call-up sparked debate since he’s fresh off a seven-month suspension for betting-related infractions. He has played just twice this season.

Instead, Mattia Zaccagni, Stephan El Shaarawy, and Michael Folorunsho beat out Orsolini to be part of the Italy squad for Euro 2024. Since Domenico Berardi and Nicolò Zaniolo are hurt and Matteo Politano wasn’t selected, Spalletti won’t have any left-footed right-wingers.

Francesco Acerbi and Giorgio Scalvini are out due to injury. Federico Gatti was a late addition to the squad following those physical problems. Sandro Tonali is unavailable as he was handed a longer ban than Fagioli.

Our Take on the Italy Roster for Euro 2024

The hybrid 4-2-3-1/3-4-2-1 tested lately is nice on paper but hasn’t really been more effective than more standard formations. Still, the boss has the men for a 4-3-3 if he wishes to. All in all, the talent deficit with the favorites is pretty manifest.

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