The best players for this year’s World Cup will be crowned in Italy on Friday, and in their place will be a host of contenders from all over the continent, including a host who are all set to make their mark on the European game.
The final of Euro 2016 will be staged in Italy, and the final is set to be held in the city of Padova, the capital of the eastern Adriatic peninsula.
Ahead of the first-leg match against France on Friday afternoon, we take a look at the best players who could be on the line.
The most interesting players for the next four years?
We’ve seen plenty of exciting talent emerge from Italy over the past couple of years, with Giuseppe Rossi and Alessandro Florenzi proving to be some of the most promising talents of the tournament, but there are still plenty of names to look forward to in Italy.
Italy has produced some of football’s most exciting players over the last few years, including Paolo Maldini, Alessandro Del Piero, Francesco Totti, Andrea Barzagli, and Andrea Pirlo.
The Italian squad that will compete at the 2014 World Cup in Russia and the 2014 European Championship in Russia, in addition to the national team and the players from the Italian national team, will feature some very intriguing names.
Among the Italians who will be part of the Italy team at Euro 2016 are: Antonio Graziani, Ciro Immobile, Roberto Carlos, Marco Verratti, Gianluigi Buffon, Sergio Agüero, Andrea Pirloa, Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, Kiko Casilla, Tiago Motta, Vincent Kompany, Dani Carvajal, Marcelo Vidal, Matias Laba, Milan Totti, Massimo Matic, Riccardo Diniz, Mario Mandzukic, Federico Pellegrini, Antoine Griezmann, Bartolo Cavani, Juventus midfielder Miro Moratti,and Fabio Borini.
The final will also be played in the Italian city of Pisa, the home of the Italian Olympic Committee.
Italy’s squad will be comprised of: Mario Balotelli, Argentina forward Diego Forlan, Chelsea striker Nemanja Matic , and Chelsea defender Daniele De Rossi.
De Rossi, a former Italian national football team player, is set for the start of his first season in Europe after playing for the Italian side of the 2006 World Cup.
Matic is set-up to be one of the stars of the Euro 2016 squad, and he could have an immediate impact.
“He has a very promising future,” former Italy international Tommaso Cascio said of the Brazilian midfielder.
“He’s going to give us the most powerful attacking threat.
The first thing that we have to be careful about is that he does not get injured, because he is so fast and powerful.
He is a very good player, and his physical condition is amazing.”
He’s not a young player.
He is 26 years old.
We know that he is very strong.
I think he can become the best player in the world.
He has a great future.
He will help us win.
“De Rossi will be one to watch over the next few months as Italy tries to build on the success that they had at Euro 2008.
The Italy squad is comprised of some of Europe’s best players, but the most intriguing names will be the ones who have yet to play a match.
Milos Raonic, Giuseppe Marotta, and Giorgio Chiellini are the most obvious names to make the cut for the squad, with Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur having already signed the striker.
However, Raonic and Marotta are also the two most popular names in Italy’s ranks, as both are highly regarded in Italy for their performances.
Raoni’s name is one of those favourites that fans love to bring up, as he is a highly sought-after player and a player who has won several Serie A titles with Juventus.
Marotta, who was on the verge of signing for Milan in 2012, is a player whose name has been synonymous with Milan since his debut for the Rossoneri in 2007, with the Italian champions winning the 2009-10 and 2011-12 European Cup Winners’ Cup.
Marotta is still a very much unknown quantity, but he has been linked with a move to a club in the Premier League for some time now.
Chelsea have been linked in recent weeks, with many believing that Chelsea would be