Italy fans will root for the equivalent legends that beat England in the Euro 2020 last, mentor Roberto Mancini said in Wednesday as his group plan for their first match since their victory at Wembley.
The Azzurri have Bulgaria in Florence on Thursday in the first of three 2022 World Cup qualifiers this month and Mancini told correspondents that allies at the Stadio Artemio Franchi will watch a comparable line-up to the one that beat England on punishments in July.
“The upcoming group will not be very different to the one that played the Euro 2020 last, which we expectation can be the beginning of an entire period of progress,” Mancini said.
Mancini picked practically the entirety of his triumphant Euro crew for the qualifiers, with the solitary player missing the cut being Leonardo Spinazzola who was harmed in the quarter-last win over Belgium.
“The group has figured out how to pull off something incredible, however we can improve and that achievement should prod us on to additional,” additional Mancini.
“We intend to continue to partake in our football: you give your best when you’re accomplishing something that you appreciate.”
The Italian FA said that 9,000 tickets have been sold for the game.
Italy top Group C with an ideal nine focuses after their initial three matches and will be hoping to solidify their situation as gathering pioneers with an outing to Switzerland – who unloaded France out of the Euro – coming up on Sunday.
They complete the worldwide break with the visit of Lithuania to Reggio Emilia on September 8.
Mancini’s group are on an unbeaten run of 34 matches and can likewise depend on the arrival of Roma celebrity Nicolo Zaniolo, who has recuperated from two genuine knee wounds and will add an additional choice to a generally liquid assault.
Additionally in the crew is striker Moise Kean, who got back to Juventus from Everton after Cristiano Ronaldo withdrew for Manchester United.
Since Mancini picked his 34-man line-up, Torino forward Andrea Belotti, Lazio safeguard Manuel Lazzari and Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret have needed to leave harmed.
Napoli declared on Wednesday that Meret left Italy’s Coverciano preparing focus with cracked bones in his vertebrae, a physical issue he got during his group’s 2-1 success at Genoa on Sunday.