ITA vs ARM Dream11 Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
The road to Euro 2020 starts here. It's the international week and all the teams will be playing a minimum of two games, looking to move closer to securing a place in the UEFA's next European Championship.
The European Qualifiers match will be played between Armenia and Italy at Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium, in Yerevan, Armenia. The ground has a capacity of 14,403 The game will start at 09:30 PM (IST), on Saturday, September 05.
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Recent form (Last six matches) Armenia – W D L L W W Italy – D W W W W W
Armenia Team News:
Armenia coach Armen Gyulbudaghyants named a strong 30-man squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Italy and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Out of 30 players, 13 play for non-Armenian clubs, led by Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who sealed a loan deal from Arsenal to Italian club AS Roma on the deadline day.
With no big-name player missing out due to either injuries or suspension, expect Armen Gyulbudaghyants to name a similar playing 11 to the one which beat Greece 2-3 away in the last euro 2020 qualifier back in March.
Possible INs and OUTs of this game:
Aleksandr Karapetyan should continue to lead the attack, having been in good scoring touch of late.
But Sargis Adamyan has been called up after starting the season on a good note with TSG Hoffenheim. The 26-year-old will no doubt push for a start.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan will start behind the striker, with both Gevorg Ghazaryan and Tigran Barseghyan starting on either wing.
The biggest name missing from Italy's squad is of Giorgio Chiellini‘s. The 35-year-old Juventus captain was named in the squad but had to be left out due to right knee injury he suffered during training. The experienced center-back is expected to miss the next six months of action after undergoing surgery.
Roberto Mancini has dropped both Moise Keane and Nicolo Zaniolo from his 26-man squad. Keane has failed to nail down a regular spot in Everton's starting 11, while Zaniolo has been a hit-and-miss of sorts this season.
Cristiano Biraghi, who completed his loan move from Fiorentina to Inter Milan, has been left out as well.
In further news, Mattia De Sciglio pulled out of the squad due to a muscular problem, with Mancini naming Danilo D'Ambrosio as his replacement.
Possible ins or outs of this game:
With Sciglio out, Danilo D'Ambrosio is set to start at right-back, despite Gianluca Mancini in the squad.
Gianluigi Donnarumma returns to the squad after missing the last two fixtures for Italy due to an injury. He will start the match in goal.
Emerson's good start to the season means Mancini will name the Chelsea player at left-back once more.
Italy squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Armenia and Finland
Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Donnarumma, Pierluigi Gollini, Alex Meret, Salvatore Sirigu