Conte calls Santon and Ranocchia for EURO 2016 qualifiers
Next week, the group stage of the qualification for Euro 2016 will be concluded and Antonio Conte has named his squad for the matches against Azerbaijan and Norway. Back to wear the blue shirt is Davide Santon and with him is also Andrea Ranocchia. For the fullback from Portomaggiore, who made his debut in the national team in June 2009, when he was part of Marcello Lippi’s squad for the Confederations Cup South Africa, it is a return after two years of absence: his last call-up dates back to the friendly against the Netherlands in Amsterdam on February 6 2013, when he did not play a single minute. Below is the complete list:
GOALKEEPERS: Buffon, Padelli, Sirigu
DEFENDERS: Astori, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Darmian, De Sciglio, Florenzi, Ranocchia, Santon
MIDFIELDERS: Bertolacci, Montolivo, Parolo, Pirlo, Soriano, Verratti.
ATTACKERS: Berardi, Candreva, Eder, El Shaarawy, Giovinco, Insigne, Pellé, Quagliarella, Zaza.