The 2018 World Championship is less than two months away and the Italians are preparing for it.
Here is a look at how they are doing.
1/5 The Italy squad, as of last night.
2/5 This was one of the most controversial parts of the squad, with some players making it to the final, and others opting to leave the squad.
3/5 Italy’s new goalkeeper, Stefano Sturaro, was not included in the squad at the start of the tournament.
This left him out of contention for the final.
4/5 For Italy, this was a big decision.
Sturaro has been criticised by the club’s supporters for not taking on more of a defensive role.
5/5 It is expected that the goalkeeper will miss the final because he is injured.
1 / 5 The Italy roster, as on Monday, August 12, 2018.
2 / 5 Italy’s starting XI against Uruguay.
3 / 5 This is a shot-chart showing the starting XI of Italy’s World Cup squad.
4 / 5 For Italy’s squad, this is a video of their opening match against Uruguay in the first round of World Cup qualifying.
5 / 5 It is anticipated that Sturaro will miss Italy’s final due to injury.
Getty Images 1/ 5 The Italians roster, at the moment, as they stand at 12.
5.5 million euros, plus bonuses.
Italy’s goalkeeper Stefano ‘Sturaro’ Sturaro.
Getty 2/ 5 Stefano’s father, Giuseppe, with the squad during a press conference.
The goalkeeper has made headlines for his handling of injury during World Cup qualifiers.
The Italy defence, led by former Barcelona star Andrea Pirlo.
5 in 10 players have been named in the team’s squad.
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A shot-graph showing the squad as of the start to the World Cup.
3 The players on the left are not included, but the one on the right is. 4 Getty 5.
A player in red and a player in green are the substitutes.
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