2018 FIFA World Cup

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Verratti gets Squadra Azzurra call

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has been called up by Italy.

The Azzurri will play Albania in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Palermo on 24 March before taking on the Netherlands in a friendly in Amsterdam four days later.

The full squad
GOALKEEPERS
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan)
Alex Meret (Spal)

DEFENDERS
Davide Astori (Fiorentina)
Andrea Barzagli (Juventus)
Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus)
Matteo Darmian (Manchester United/ENG)
Danilo D'Ambrosio (Inter Milan)
Mattia De Sciglio (Milan)
Alessio Romagnoli (Milan)
Daniele Rugani (Juventus)
Leonardo Spinazzola (Atalanta)
Davide Zappacosta (Torino)

MIDFIELDERS
Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina)
Roberto Cagliardini (Inter)
Simone Verdi (Bologne)
Antonio Candreva (Inter)
Daniele De Rossi (Rome)
Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli)
Marco Parolo (Lazio)
Matteo Politano (Sassuolo)
Nicola Sansone (Villarreal/ESP)
Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA)

FORWARDS
Andrea Belotti (Torino)
Eder Citadin Martins (Inter)
Manolo Gabbiadini (Southampton/ENG))
Ciro Immobile (Lazio)