Inter and Juventus those made worse with Correa, Lautaro, Vidal, Vecino, Dybala, Danilo, Alex Sandro, Bentancur and Cuadrado. Moreover, Allegri’s team will anticipate the match against Napoli on Saturday as they will then play in the Champions League on Tuesday. Like Atalanta, who will lose only Musso, with Muriel and Zapata knocked out
A problem that is not easy to solve. The addition of a race for the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup to recover those skipped in the spring for Covid, extends the calendar of challenges and consequently postpones the return to the base of many players, putting their presence in the competitions at risk. club of the next Serie A round, scheduled between 11 and 12 September. Let’s see in detail the situation of the big names. Those worst situations seem to be Juve, Inter and Fiorentina. But also Cagliari, Bologna and Turin risk losing important elements.
The good news for Stefano Pioli is that he will be able to use the break to work on the attack mechanisms: between center-forward and half-boots, only Saelemaekers from Belgium has been called up for the national team. Ibra cannot be selected from Sweden due to injury, Giroud out for technical choice by Deschamps, Rebic punished for the verbal attack against the post-European Croatian coach, Leao and Brahim Diaz by now too grown up for their respective Under 21s, Pellegri in relaunch after the last few years as a supporting role: they will all stay to work at Milanello. On the other hand, 12 Rossoneri will leave the technical center, starting with the goalkeeper Maignan, chosen by France as Theo Hernandez who collects the first token. In the Under 21 of the Bleus, on the other hand, there is Kalulu. The Azzurri: Florenzi and Calabria (called in place of Lazzari) in the European national team, Tonali and Plizzari in the Under 21. Kjaer finds his place in the Danish defense, Krunic in the Bosnian midfield closes the list of Europeans. To which must be added three Africans: Kessie, who, however, will hardly be able to answer the call from the Ivory Coast as he is in the pits due to injury, Bennacer with Algeria and Ballo-Touré with Senegal.
There are 12 Inter fans called up by their respective national teams. These are the Europeans De Vrij, Dumfries, Skriniar, Calhanoglu, Dzeko, Barella, Bastoni, Sensi and the South Americans Correa and Lautaro (Argentina), Vidal (Chile) and Vecino (Uruguay). Sanchez was not called due to the problem with his medial twin accused with Chile, in the America’s Cup, and is working separately together with Gagliardini. As Lazaro and the young Agoume, Salcedo and Colidio are leaving, the goalkeepers Handanovic, Radu and Cordaz remain in Inzaghi for the next ten days, as well as Ranocchia, D’Ambrosio, Kolarov, Dimarco, Darmian and Satriano. In view of the resumption (Inter expected at Sampdoria), the biggest problems are linked to the South Americans, who will be on the field on the other side of the world for the third match of the qualifiers in Qatar 2022 on the night between Thursday 9 and Friday 10. the League therefore fix Marassi’s match for Saturday 11th would be a big problem. However, the fact that the debut in the Champions League (at home with Real Madrid) is scheduled for Wednesday 15 leads the environment to optimism. Against Sampdoria we should play on Sunday 12 and Inzaghi will therefore have an extra day to get rid of his intercontinental flights and jet lag.
“I can already tell you the formation with Napoli, because I have eleven left and so we are”. Max Allegri joked but not so much, on the eve of Juve-Empoli, considering that five South Americans have gone to the national team and may not have time to return for the Maradona match at the restart, already certain to be anticipated on Saturday given that in the Champions League the bianconeri will debut on Tuesday 14 with Malmoe. Dybala finds Argentina again: it was one of his goals at the beginning of the season, waiting to extend his contract with the Lady. Danilo and Alex Sandro answered the call from Brazil, Bentancur to Uruguay and Cuadrado to Colombia. In addition to the five blue European champions, namely Chellini, Bonucci, Chiesa, Bernardeschi and the new signing Locatelli, there is also the latest arrival Kean, who is aiming for the next World Cup. Szczesny will defend the goal of Poland, De Ligt will be the defensive reference of the Netherlands. Confirmation in Spain for Morata, Kulusevski will be busy in Sweden with an ear on the latest market that could concern him on the final rush. Weston McKennie is among the 26 called up by Gregg Berhalter for the US matches against El Salvador (Thursday), Canada (Sunday) and Honduras (Wednesday 8 September). No call-up for the French Rabiot, recovering from an injury. Like Ramsey, out with a muscle problem. Alla Continassa will resume work from Wednesday afternoon in reduced ranks. (Giovanni Albanese)
Four Giallorossi called up by Mancini: Gianluca Mancini, Bryan Cristante, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Nicolò Zaniolo. Kumbulla will be involved with Edy Reia’s Albania for the matches against Poland (where he will find the 19-year-old Zalewski), Hungary and San Marino. Oscar Tabarez called Matias Vina to his Uruguay for matches against Peru (Thursday), Bolivia (Sunday) and Ecuador (Thursday 9 September). Returning from Montevideo to the capital (there are no direct flights) means landing in Fiumicino on Saturday morning at 10.40, after almost 15 hours of flight and with 5 hours to dispose of. Not ideal to be able to take the field on Sunday (as long as Roma does not anticipate the home match against Sassuolo on Saturday …).
Two men that Sarri will have to leave to Mancini: Immobile and Acerbi. There would have been three with Manuel Lazzari, however forced to forfeit due to injury. Albania has called up Strakosha and Hysaj, Kosovo Muriqi, Montenegro Marusic, Akpa Akpro will play the African qualifiers with Ivory Coast. Milinkovic will be busy with Serbia (where he will find Kostic), as will Kamenovic with the Under 21 team. Finally, a call-up for the same Basic among the reserves of Croatia. However, no South American was called in these three rounds, an advantage for the Biancocelesti.
To the blues the … blues gave Insigne, Meret and Di Lorenzo. In total there are 10 players that Spalletti will not have available during this break. Zielinski will be engaged with Poland, while David Ospina will have to cross the Atlantic to respond to the summons from Colombia. Osimhen will be involved with Nigeria, Elmas with Macedonia, Koulibaly with Senegal, Lobotka with Slovakia, Rrhamani with Kosovo.
The knot is that of the South Americans, but out of three called, only Musso will answer the call from Argentina. In fact, Muriel suffered an injury to his right rectus femoris against Bologna and was forced to give up being part of the Colombian selection, which had also lost Zapata due to injury. Gasperini will have to deprive himself of the Turkish Demiral, the Ukrainian Malinovskyi, the Russian Miranchuk and the Croatian Pasalic. With Italy there will be Rafael Toloi and Matteo Pessina. De Roon will keep company with Koopemeiners in the Netherlands, but in any case he would not have taken the field with Fiorentina because he is still serving the 4 days of disqualification he took after being sent off on the last day of last season with Milan. La Dea will be busy with the Viola on Saturday 11, given that the Champions League debut will take place on Tuesday 14 in Vila-Real.
Stopping to the South Americans, who are those who strongly risk not returning in time for the third of Serie A, here are the other squads: Rincon and Sanabria (Turin), Medel and Dominguez (Bologna), Godin, Nandez and Gaston Pereiro (Cagliari) , Vasquez (Genoa), Molina (Udinese). Martinez Quarta and Nicolas Gonzales (Fiorentina).
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