Another disappointing news arrived for AC Milan skipper, Riccardo Montolivo as he won’t be able to participate in Italy’s Euro 2016 campaign following a calf injury that troubles him since training camp.
It’s not the first time Montolivo missed out on playing in a major tournament because of injury as last World Cup 2014 similar situation also occurred for him.
Aside from Montolivo, another deep lying playmaker, Jorginho also didn’t make the final cut as Azzurri coach, Antonio Conte, opted to call up Stefano Sturaro instead.
Not only those two names, Giacomo Bonaventura, who has been performing well this season also didn’t make the selection with Conte preferring Fiorentina young talent, Federico Bernardeschi.
Italy themselves are already without couple important names such as Marco Verratti and Claudio Marchisio who both have been ruled out earlier due to long term injuries.
Here are the final 23 men of Italy’s Euro 2016 squad:
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Federico Marchetti (Lazio), Salvatore Sirigu (Paris).
Defenders: Andrea Barzagli (Juventus), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Matteo Darmian (Manchester United), Mattia De Sciglio (Milan), Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham).
Midfielders: Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina), Antonio Candreva (Lazio), Daniele De Rossi (Roma), Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma), Alessandro Florenzi (Roma), Emanuele Giaccherini (Bologna), Marco Parolo (Lazio), Stefano Sturaro (Juventus), Thiago Motta (Paris).
Attackers: Éder (Inter), Ciro Immobile (Torino), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Graziano Pellè (Southampton), Simone Zaza (Juventus).