Italy squad for Bulgaria and England
Sunday March 22 2015
Mirko Valdifiori, Eder and Franco Vazquez get their debut Italy calls to face Bulgaria and England.
Antonio Conte named his squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier in Sofia on March 28 and the friendly against England at the Juventus Stadium in Turin on March 31.
As expected, Empoli playmaker Valdifiori received his first call-up, especially as Andrea Pirlo is out injured.
Sampdoria’s Brazilian striker Eder and Palermo’s Argentine Vazquez both receive their maiden calls from the Azzurri, as they possess Italian passports.
Andrea Barzagli returns for the first time since the World Cup, as the Juventus defender recently recovered from a lengthy injury.
Gk: Buffon (Juventus), Perin (Genoa), Sirigu (Paris Saint Germain);
D: Barzagli (Juventus), Bonucci (Juventus), Chiellini (Juventus), Moretti (Torino), Ranocchia (Inter);
M: Antonelli (Milan), Bertolacci (Genoa), Candreva (Lazio), Cerci (Milan), Darmian (Torino), Florenzi (Roma), Marchisio (Juventus), Parolo (Lazio), Pasqual (Fiorentina), Soriano (Sampdoria), Valdifiori (Empoli), Verratti (Paris Saint Germain);
F: Eder (Sampdoria), Gabbiadini (Napoli), Immobile (Borussia Dortmund), Pellé (Southampton), Vazquez (Palermo), Zaza (Sassuolo)