18 March 2019
Both competitive matches and friendlies in store for our players: here are the details
During the upcoming international break, many National Teams will be playing their first qualification games for UEFA Euro 2020. As regards Italy, Head Coach Mancini has called up Donnarumma and Romagnoli. Both of these players will be available to him for the Azzurri's home matches against Finland (at 20:45 CET on Saturday 23 March at the Dacia Arena in Udine) and Liechtenstein (at 20:45 CET on Tuesday 26 March at the Stadio Tardini in Parma).
For Italy's U21 side, both Calabria and Cutrone wil take part in the Azzurrini's friendly matches against Austria (at 18:30 CET on Thursday 21 March in Trieste) and Croatia (at 18:30 CET on Monday 25 March in Frosinone). Also to be noted at international youth level is Plizzari, who has been called up by Italy U20s for the 8 Nations Tournament games against Czech Republic (at 16:00 CET on Thursday 21 March in Busto Arsizio) and Switzerland (at 19:00 CET on Monday 25 March in Kriens). Meanwhile, Bellanova is set to represent the U19s and Daniel Maldini has received his first call-up for Italy's U18 side, who are set to face the Netherlands in Katwijk.
Furthermore, Piatek's Poland, Calhanoglu's Turkey and Rodriguez's Switzerland are set to begin their European qualification journey. Krzysztof will come up against Austria (at 20:45 CET on Thursday 21 March in Vienna) and Latvia (at 20:45 CET on Sunday 24 March in Warsaw), while up next for Hakan are Albania (at 20:45 CET on Friday 22 March in Shkodër) and Moldova (at 18:00 CET on Monday 25 March in Eskisehir). Ricardo is set to face Georgia (at 15:00 CET on Saturday 23 March in Tbilisi) and Denmark (at 20:45 CET on Tuesday 26 March in Basel).
Paquetá has been called up by Brazil for their friendlies against Panama (at 18:00 CET on Saturday 23 March in Porto) and Czech Republic (at 20:45 CET on Tuesday 26 March in Prague) ahead of the Copa America. Finally, Kessie will be involved in the match between Ivory Coast and Rwanda on matchday six in the African Nations Cup qualification campaign. This game is scheduled to take place at 18:00 CET on Saturday 23 March in Abidjan. Laxalt will also be on international duty, with a match against Uzbekistan in store for Uruguay in the semi-finals of the China Cup. This will be played at 12:35 CET on Friday 22 March in Nanning. Depending on La Celeste's result, the Rossoneri defender will then be involved either in the final of the competition or the third place play-off.
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