Italy Shapes Sharp Euro 2024 Lineup: Orsolini, Ricci, and Provedel Dropped from Final Squad Selection

Luciano Spalletti has trimmed his Italian squad from 29 to a sleek 26 for Euro 2024—everyone expected as much.
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Riccardo Orsolini, Samuele Ricci, and Ivan Provedel did not make the team. Last month, Italy eyed a record with its 30-man squad.

No room exists for top dogs like Ciro Immobile and others. Missing too are defenders Francesco Acerbi and Giorgio Scalvini due to injuries.

Federico Gatti stepped in for Scalvini after a grievous injury last Sunday. Cuts of three players were needed by Friday, and Orsolini, Ricci, and Provedel got the axe.

The Lazio keeper was a long shot for the roster, overshadowed by others. Challenges from several midfielders left Torino’s Ricci off the list.

Orsolini was excluded despite a stellar season with Bologna, scoring 10 and assisting two.

Final Roster: Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alex Meret, Guglielmo Vicario, Alessandro Bastoni, Raoul Bellanova, Alessandro Buongiorno, Riccardo Calafiori, Andrea Cambiaso, Matteo Darmian, Federico Dimarco, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Federico Gatti, Gianluca Mancini, Nicolo Barella, Bryan Cristante, Nicolo Fagioli, Michael Folorunsho, Davide Frattesi, Jorginho, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Federico Chiesa, Stephan El Shaarawy, Giacomo Raspadori, Mateo Retegui, Gianluca Scamacca, Mattia Zaccagni. 

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