World Cup Squads: Italy, Euro 2016 Champions

Italy were beaten in extra-time four years ago in Brazil by the hosts, but went on to lift the Euro 2016 trophy in France with a 2-0 win over Bosnia & Herzegovina. They head to the FIFA World Cup in Russia ranked 2nd in the world, despite needing a playoff win over Poland to qualify. Italy have been drawn in Group C with Wales, Ghana and Saudi Arabia and start their campaign kicks-off on Saturday 16th.

2018 FIFA WORLD CUP SQUAD: ITALY

 MANAGER: Robert Mancini
  RECORD: Played 25 Won 16 Drawn 5 Lost 4 For 56 Against 25

 GOALKEEPERS                    CLUB              CAPS   GOALS
  1. Salvatore Sirigu           Paris St.Germain   64      0
 14. Emiliano Viviano           AC Milan           15      0
 15. Andrea Consigli            Juventus            0      0

 DEFENDERS
  3. Giorgio Chiellini          Juventus          114      2
  4. Domenico Criscito          Zenit              76      0
  5. Marco Capuano              Manchester City     8      0
 13. David Astori               Juventus           63      1
 19. Leonardo Bonucci           Juventus           93      5
 21. Mattia De Sciglio          AC Milan           37      1
 23. Salvatore Bocchetti        Paris St.Germain   40      2

 MIDFIELDERS
  2. Marco Davide Faraoni       Bayern Munich       6      0
  6. Andrea Poli                Benfica            41      5
  7. Marco Verratti             Dortmund           25      4
  8. Claudio Marchisio ©        Juventus          104     23
 10. Sebastian Giovinco         Bayern Munich      88     25
 16. Fernando Forestieri        Juventus           47     13
 17. Alessandro Florenzi        Fiorentina         20      7
 18. Andrea Bertolacci          Roma                8      0
 20. Antonio Noccerino          AC Milan           47      3
 22. Giacomo Bonaventura        Pescara             5      0

 STRIKERS
  9. Giuseppe Rossi             Villarreal         72     17
 11. Fabio Borini               Liverpool          35     21
 12. Gianluca Caprari           Arsenal            20      7

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