U-21: Paloschi and Ranocchia back

Posted on 07/08/2010


Pierluigi Casiraghi has named his Under-21 squad for a friendly with Denmark, as Alberto Paloschi and Andrea Ranocchia return.

The two starlets at Parma and Bari respectively had been missing from the Azzurrini side for several months due to injury.

They are included in the team that will face their Danish counterparts on Wednesday August 11.

Kick-off is at 20.00 UK time at the Stadio dei Pini in Viareggio.

There is only one new face ahead of the crunch European Championship qualifiers with Bosnia-Herzegovina and Wales in September.

The newcomer is Torino defender Danilo D’Ambrosio.

It is interesting to note that three of the 20 players currently ply their trade in the Premier League.

Casiraghi has called Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone, Chelsea forward Fabio Borini and Manchester United prodigy Federico Macheda.

Under-21 squad: 
Vito Mannone (Arsenal), Mattia Perin (Genoa);Gabriele Angella (Empoli), Lorenzo Ariaudo (Cagliari), Giuseppe Bellusci (Catania), Danilo D’Ambrosio (Torino), Antonio Mazzotta (Pescara), Angelo Obinze Ogbonna (Torino), Andrea Ranocchia (Genoa);Antonino Barillà (Reggina), Francesco Bolzono (Siena), Lorenzo Crisetig (Inter), Luca Marrone (Juventus), Cristian Pasquato (Juventus), Andrea Poli (Sampdoria), Ezequiel Matias Schelotto (Cesena);Fabio Borini (Chelsea), Federico Macheda (Manchester United), Stefano Okaka (Roma), Alberto Paloschi (Parma)