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Euro 2024: Holders Italy add Nicolò Barella to last squad

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Italy head coach Luciano Spalletti named his last 26-man squad for the 2024 European Championship on Thursday, with midfielder Nicolò Barella included regardless of lacking their final sport via damage.

Barella, a key determine in Spalletti’s plans, sat out the 0-0 draw with Turkey on Tuesday, however his minor muscle pressure isn’t sufficient to maintain the Inter Milan man out of the squad.

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Federico Gatti, who was added to the provisional squad after the withdrawal of defenders Francesco Acerbi and Giorgio Scalvini, retains his place within the group for Germany, whereas Ivan Provedel is the keeper who misses out.

Provodel has been instructed to proceed coaching, as there are doubts over the health of Napoli keeper Alex Meret.

Samuele Ricci and Riccardo Orsolini are the opposite two gamers from the provisional squad to overlook out. Orsolini began the scoreless draw with Turkey, however the Bologna ahead didn’t do sufficient to earn a spot within the last squad.

His Bologna teammate Riccardo Calafiori got here on as a late substitute in that sport to make his worldwide debut, and the defender is included in Spalletti’s checklist.

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Juventus midfielder Nicolo Fagioli, who just lately returned from a seven-month ban for breaching guidelines on betting, can also be included, having come off the bench in opposition to Turkey for his second cap.

Italy have yet one more warm-up sport in opposition to Bosnia on Sunday, earlier than they head to Germany to defend their title, in a tricky Group B the place they may face Spain, Croatia and Albania.

Italy squad for Euro 2024:

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint-Germain), Alex Meret (Napoli), Guglielmo Vicario (Tottenham Hotspur)

Defenders: Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Raoul Bellanova (Torino), Alessandro Buongiorno (Torino), Riccardo Calafiori (Bologna), Andrea Cambiaso (Juventus), Matteo Darmian (Inter), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Federico Dimarco (Inter), Federico Gatti (Juventus), Gianluca Mancini (Roma)

Midfielders: Nicolo Barella (Inter), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Nicolo Fagioli (Juventus), Michael Folorunsho (Hellas Verona), Davide Frattesi (Inter), Jorginho (Arsenal), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma)

Forwards: Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma), Giacomo Raspadori (Napoli), Mateo Retegui (Genoa), Gianluca Scamacca (Atalanta), Mattia Zaccagni (Lazio).

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