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Tonali, Meret, Calabria & Cutrone in Italy's U21 squad

  /  autty

Sandro Tonali, Alex Meret, Davide Calabria and Patrick Cutrone join new boy Luiz Felipe in Italy’s Under-21 squad for games against Austria and Croatia.

Tonali and Meret trained with Italy last month but stick with the Azzurrini ahead of this summer’s European Under-21 Championship, as do Calabria and Cutrone.

Defender Luiz Felipe, meanwhile, switches allegiance from Brazil to Italy after a breakthrough season with Lazio, while Cittadella striker Gabriele Moncini is the other new face.

Luigi Di Biagio’s side host Austria in Triesta on March 21, before taking on Croatia in Frosinone four days later.

Italy Under-21 squad for Austria and Croatia

Goalkeepers: Emil Audero (Sampdoria), Alex Meret (Napoli), Simone Scuffet (Kasimpasa)

Defenders: Claud Adjapong (Sassuolo), Alessandro Bastoni (Parma), Kevin Bonifazi (Spal), Arturo Calabresi (Bologna), Davide Calabria (Milan), Federico Dimarco (Parma), Sebastiano Luperto (Napoli), Giuseppe Pezzella (Genoa), Luiz Felipe (Lazio), Filippo Romagna (Cagliari)

Midfielders: Francesco Cassata (Frosinone), Fabio Depaoli (Chievo Verona), Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo), Rolando Mandragora (Udinese), Alessandro Murgia (Spal), Sandro Tonali (Brescia), Luca Valzania (Frosinone)

Forwards: Federico Bonazzoli (Padova), Patrick Cutrone (Milan), Gabriele Moncini (Cittadella), Riccardo Orsolini (Bologna), Vittorio Parigini (Torino), Andrea Pinamonti (Frosinone)