Roberto Mancini Names Final 26-Man Italy Squad for Euro 2020

The Azzurri roster for Euro 2020 is set as Roberto Mancini turned in his selections Tuesday night. Rafael Toloi bested Gianluca Mancini in their personal duel. As expected, the coach took one midfielder off and elected to keep out Matteo Pessina and call up both Bryan Cristante and Stefano Sensi, who was iffy due to a thigh injury.

Giacomo Raspadori re-entered the group after Italy U-21 was eliminated from their Euro at the hands of Portugal Wednesday. He will get Matteo Politano’s spot, as Mancini picked Federico Bernardeschi over the Napoli attacker as a backup option on the wing.

Here is the full list:

Goalkeepers: 21 Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan), 26 Alex Meret (Napoli), 1 Salvatore Sirigu (Torino).

Defenders: 15 Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), 23 Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), 19 Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), 3 Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), 2 Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), 13 Emerson Palmieri (Chelsea), 24 Alessandro Florenzi (Paris Saint Germain), 4 Leonardo Spinazzola (Roma), 25 Rafael Toloi (Atalanta).

Midfielders: 18 Nicolò Barella (Inter), 16 Bryan Cristante (Roma),8 Jorginho (Chelsea), 5 Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo), 7 Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), 12 Stefano Sensi (Inter), 6 Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain).

Forwards: 9 Andrea Belotti (Torino), 11 Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), 20 Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), 14 Federico Chiesa (Juventus), 17 Ciro Immobile (Lazio), 10 Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), 22 Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo)

Mancini initially named a 33-man squad while waiting for Jorginho and Emerson to join after the Champions League final. He cut Moise Kean, Alessio Cragno, Gian Marco Ferrari, Gaetano Castrovilli and Vincenzo Grifo Sunday night.

Francesco Caputo, Alessio Romagnoli, and Davide Calabria were among the most notable omissions from every offseason activity. The Sassuolo striker battled a back problem late in the season, while the fullback underwent sports hernia surgery in recent days.