Mateo Reteguiscorer of Tigerwas summoned for the first time to the Selection of Italy on the occasion of the start of the qualifiers for Euro 2024, according to the list revealed this Friday by the coach Roberto Mancini.
The Azzurra coach had already advanced this week in statements to DAZN that he was going to summon Retegui after he had accepted his offer to play with Italy.
Born in San Fernando and educated in Boca, Retegui also has an Italian passport due to his grandfather’s Sicilian origins, his father -former hockey coach- had indicated to Italian media, which for weeks had been speculating about the possibility of joining the new cycle of your selection.
Italy has been suffering from a shortage of guaranteed center-forwards for years and depends to a large extent on the inspiration of Ciro Immobile (Lazio, 33 years old, 55 caps caps, 15 goals).
In addition to Retegui, Mancini’s roster includes two other new faces, Lecce goalkeeper Wladimiro Falcone and Torino defender Alessandro Buongiorno.
Italy, current European champion but absent from the last World Cup, will play against England on March 23 in Naples, in what is a remake of the final of the last Euro Cup.
Three days later, Italy will travel to Malta to play against the theoretically weakest opponent in a group C that also includes Ukraine and North Macedonia. That last one was precisely the team that deprived Italy, in the semifinal of a playoff of the European zone, from playing the World Cup in Qatar 2022.
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