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Calabria Back in Italy Squad for Euro Qualifiers, Immobile Excluded

 Calabria Back in Italy Squad for Euro Qualifiers, Immobile Excluded

Goncalo Ramos of Paris Saint-Germain
Goncalo Ramos of Paris Saint-Germain in action during the UEFA Champions League match between AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on November 07, 2023 in Milan, Italy.(Image-Getty)

AC Milan's defender, Davide Calabria, earned a recall to Luciano Spalletti's Italy squad for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers against North Macedonia and Ukraine. Despite his absence from the national team since June 2022, Calabria's recent standout performances for AC Milan secured his spot in the 29-player squad announced on Friday.

However, the notable exclusion from the squad was Lazio captain Ciro Immobile, despite his recent impressive form, including scoring the decisive goal in Lazio's Champions League victory against Feyenoord.

Two new faces in the squad are Juventus defender Andrea Cambiaso and Monza midfielder Andrea Colpani, both receiving their first call-ups.

Currently, Spalletti's Italy holds the third position in Group C with 10 points, trailing Ukraine by three points but with a game in hand. The team faces North Macedonia on November 17, aiming to overcome their recent struggles against the opponent. The campaign concludes with a crucial match against Ukraine in Leverkusen on November 20, determining the second automatic qualification spot for the European Championship.

England, leading the group with 16 points, has already secured qualification for the finals in Germany.

The squad comprises a mix of experienced players and rising talents:

**Goalkeepers:** Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris St Germain), Alex Meret (Napoli), Ivan Provedel (Lazio), Guglielmo Vicario (Tottenham Hotspur)

**Defenders:** Francesco Acerbi (Inter Milan), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter Milan), Alessandro Buongiorno (Torino), Davide Calabria (AC Milan), Andrea Cambiaso (Juventus), Matteo Darmian (Inter), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Federico Dimarco (Inter), Federico Gatti (Juventus), Rafael Toloi (Atalanta)

**Midfielders:** Nicolo Barella (Inter), Giacomo Bonaventura (Fiorentina), Andrea Colpani (Monza), Bryan Cristante (AS Roma), Davide Frattesi (Inter), Jorginho (Arsenal), Manuel Locatelli (Juventus)

**Forwards:** Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma), Moise Kean (Juventus), Matteo Politano (Napoli), Giacomo Raspadori (Napoli), Gianluca Scamacca (Atalanta), Nicolo Zaniolo (Aston Villa).

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