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Mancini dropped Balotelli from Italy squad for European playoffs

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The Italian national team, announced by coach Roberto Mancini on Friday for the play-offs for the European qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, has left “naughty” striker Mario Bolotelli, who wanted the Brazilian-born Cochlear striker. Joao Pedro.

Mancini invited Turkish Adana striker Demirsboro to training camp for European champions in January, three years after the black striker’s last international appearance.

After getting the green light to represent the Italian national team, the 31-year-old’s call-up to the team, which also includes Joao Pedro, came as a surprise.

Many believed that Balotelli would be part of the team competing on the third track of the Continental Playoffs, which will face northern Macedonia in Palermo on the 24th of this month, and if a guest wins against Portugal or Turkey on the 29th, Balotelli will be. That, in turn, will determine the identity of the final cardholder.

After falling to Sweden in the play-offs four years ago, Italy wished not to miss the final for the second time in a row.

Italy were the direct qualifiers for the final after a strong start in the qualifying rounds and were crowned European champions, but it drew 1-1 at home and the last two rounds against Northern Ireland at Belfast in Belfast. Without goals, it finished second in Group C behind Switzerland.

The 33-man squad includes four players of Brazilian descent, Joao Pedro and Lazio defender Luis Felipe, who were recently granted Italian citizenship, in addition to last summer’s European champions Jorgenho and Emerson Palmeri.

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Mancini, who lost his most important attacking elements due to Federico Cesa’s injury and his absence from Juventus until the end of the season, will have relied on the experience of my last defense teammate Giorgio Cilini and Leonardo Bonucci and midfielder Nicolo Perila. In addition to (Inter) and Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain, France), Jorgenho (Chelsea, England), there are players like Lorenzo Inzine (Napoli), Ciro Immobile (Lazio) and Dominico Ferrari (Sasulo) in the front row.

Despite being infected with the Corona virus, Juventus midfielder Manuel Locadelli was part of the camping team in Florence.

Here is the sequence:

Goalkeepers: Alessio Kragno (Cagliari), Gianluigi Donorumma (AC Milan), Pierloki Giulini (Tottenham, England), Salvador Sirigo (Turin).

Defenders: Francesco Aserby and Luis Felipe (Lazio), Cristiano Briggi (Fiorentina), Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Cilini (Juventus), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Giovanni de Lorenzo (Inter), ), Gianluca Mancini (Rome).

Midfield: Niccol பே Barilla (Inter), Stefano Sensei (Samporia), Brian Cristent and Lorenzo Bellegrini (Roma), Manuel Locadelli (Juventus), Matteo Pocina (Atlanta), Santro Donald (Ace) Verdi (Paris) French Saint-Germain.

Forwards: Andrea Bellotti (Turin), Dominico Ferradi, Giacomo Raspadori and Gianluca Skomacca (Sasulo), Chiro Immobile and Matteo Sagani (Lazio), Lorenzo Insine and Matteo Politano (Napoli),