Mancini calls Pobega in the Italian national team

Mancini calls Pobega in the Italian national team

Italy coach Roberto Mancini on Friday (5/11) called up Torino midfielder Tommaso Pobega for the first time as the European Cup winners play a World Cup qualifier.

Mancini called up 28 players for the last two Group C matches against Switzerland on November 12 in Rome and against Northern Ireland three days later in Belfast.

Pobega, who plays in Turin on loan from AC Milan, is the only new face of the squad who will certainly be missed by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain), Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Rafael Toloi (Atalanta) and Leonardo Spinazzola (Rome). ) due to injury.

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Italy and Switzerland lead Group C with 14 points but the Azzurri are ahead on goal difference.

The group winners will automatically get tickets to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar while the second place will have to go through the playoffs.

Italy missed the 2018 World Cup, the first time the Azzurri had not made the World Cup in 60 years. (AFP / OL-1)


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