Pellegrini, Zaniolo, Mancini and Cristante called-up by Italy

Roma's Lorenzo Pellegrini, Nicolo Zaniolo and Bryan Cristante

Italy boss Roberto Mancini has called-up a quartet of Roma players into his side for their upcoming World Cup qualifier playoff matches.

The Giallorossi’s Lorenzo Pellegrini, Nicolo Zaniolo, Gianluca Mancini and Bryan Cristante were included in the Azzurri’s 33-man squad, who are fighting to avoid a second consecutive World Cup absence.

Italy host North Macedonia at the Stadio Renzo Barbera on Thursday, March 24th. If they win, they’ll face the winner of Portugal-Turkey and play on Tuesday, March 29th.

Goalkeepers: Alessio Cragno (Cagliari), Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint Germain), Pierluigi Gollini (Tottenham), Salvatore Sirigu (Genoa);

Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Emerson Palmieri (Lione), Alessandro Florenzi (Milan), Luiz Felipe (Lazio), Gianluca Mancini (Roma);

Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Inter), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Jorginho (Chelsea), Manuel Locatelli (Juventus), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Stefano Sensi (Sampdoria), Sandro Tonali (Milan), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain);

Attackers: Andrea Belotti (Torino), Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Joao Pedro (Cagliari), Matteo Politano (Napoli), Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo), Gianluca Scamacca (Sassuolo) Mattia Zaccagni (Lazio), Nicolò Zaniolo (Roma);

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