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Italy National team coach Antonio Conte will name a list of 30 players which will take part to a pre-EURO 2016 training camp at Coverciano from Wednesday to Friday. Juventus and AC Milan players will not be available due to the preparation of Saturday’s Coppa Italia final, even if Leonardo Bonucci could take part to trainings as the Juventus centre-back will be suspended for the tournament’s final.

Conte will cut seven players afterwards to name a 23-men squad which will take part to EURO 2016: let’s see who can make it and who will watch the French tournament from his sofa.

GOALKEEPERS – Gigi Buffon and Salvatore Sirigu have already booked their flights for France. With Mattia Perin out of action, one between Daniele Padelli, Marco Sportiello and Antonio Mirante will be picked as third-choice goalkeeper.



DEFENDERS – Davide Astori, Francesco Acerbi, Andrea Ranocchia, Angelo Ogbonna
and (maybe) Leonardo Bonucci will travel to Coverciano on Wednesday alongside wingbacks De Silvestri and Zappacosta. Astori and Acerbi are the most likely to be dropped ahead of the tournament also because Daniele De Rossi is seeing his stocks raising as he can play both as central defender (in a three-men line) or centre midfielder.
MIDFIELDERS – Stars Claudio Marchisio and Marco Verratti are injured. Jorginho, Roberto Soriano, Marco Benassi, Danilo Cataldi, Federico Bernardeschi, Alessandro Florenzi, Antonio Candreva, Emanuele Giaccherini and Stephan El Shaarawy are going to take part to the pre-tournament training camp. Andrea Pirlo is not very likely to be travelling to Italy next week and both Jorginho and Riccardo Montolivo may not be part of Italy’s EURO 2016 squad.



STRIKERS – Sebastian Giovinco
is also in serious danger of missing out on a EURO 2016 spot. Andrea Belotti, Graziano Pellé, Simone Zaza, Eder and Lorenzo Insigne are also going to meet each other at Coverciano. The Napoli winger could be excluded from the 23-men team due to his difficult positioning in Conte’s 3-5-2 system.

Lorenzo Bettoni @lorebetto