Mancitaly: Rebirth Of Italy National Football Team

Apr 24, 2019 341

BY: ANDREA ANGELINI

Roberto Mancini and the millennials: these are the new formidable ingredients to revive the Italian football team, still hurting from the missed qualification in the Russia 2018 World Cup, and their poor performance in the first edition of the Uefa Nations League. But now Italy is worthy of being feared again by the national teams. And thank goodness, because football fans couldn’t believe that the “Azzurri” were viewed so poorly over the last 13 years.

After the legendary triumph in the Germany 2006 World Cup, Italy went through a period of decline, changing coaches seven times in twelve years and never finding a good enough new generation of players. It means that they no longer had players like Gianluigi Buffon, Fabio Cannavaro, Alessandro Nesta, Marco Materazzi, Andrea Pirlo, Gennaro Gattuso, Francesco Totti, Alessandro Del Piero and Filippo Inzaghi. However, over the last year the millennial generation has been emerging with all its might and there are now young Italian footballers born in the 1990s, and in some cases, such as Sandro Tonali and Moise Kean, even in year 2000.

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SOURCE: https://italicsmag.com/

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