Italy, with Acerbi the number of injured players rises to four (in addition to the suspended Tonali)

Francesco Acerbi he is the fourth player in the national team forced to raise the white flag due to injury. On the eve of the meeting, the Inter defender born in 1988 had to communicate to the technical commissioner that he was not available for the European Championship in Germany: on Monday he will undergo surgery to resolve a groin problem so as to be fit and eligible again among about a month, for the start of pre-season of Inter.

Acerbi’s absence adds to other very important absences. The first to be certain of not being able to participate in the European Championship was last autumn Sandro Tonali: after the raid in Coverciano by police officers, the Newcastle midfielder was disqualified for ten months by the Federation for betting on football matches.
In March Luciano Spalletti also lost his starting right winger: during the match against Hellas Verona, Domenico Berardi he suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon. A very serious injury that will force him to remain in the pits for the whole of 2024.

After the last matches of March in the States, Spalletti lost his other players. Starter in the match against Venezuela, Destiny Udogie As soon as he returned to London he suffered an injury to the quadriceps of his left leg which forced him to undergo surgery. He will be absent again too Nicolò Zaniolo: in the Premier League match against Liverpool the Galatasaray player suffered a microfracture in his foot which will keep him out for several weeks.

Italy, here are the 29 pre-summoned for the meeting
Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint Germain), Alex Meret (Napoli), Ivan Provedel (Lazio), Guglielmo Vicario (Tottenham);
Defenders: Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Raoul Bellanova (Turin), Alessandro Buongiorno (Turin), Riccardo Calafiori (Bologna), Andrea Cambiaso (Juventus), Matteo Darmian (Inter), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Federico Dimarco (Inter), Gianluca Mancini (Roma), *Giorgio Scalvini (Atalanta);
Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Inter), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Nicolò Fagioli (Juventus), Michael Folorunsho (Hellas Verona), Davide Frattesi (Inter), Jorginho (Arsenal), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Samuele Ricci (Turin);
Attackers: Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma), Riccardo Orsolini (Bologna), Giacomo Raspadori (Napoli), Mateo Retegui (Genoa), *Gianluca Scamacca (Atalanta), Mattia Zaccagni (Lazio).

*will reach the collection on Monday 3 June