23 September 2021

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Italy: De Giorgi selected 14 players for EuroVolley 2021

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Ferdinando De Giorgi selected 14 players to take part in the 32nd edition of the EuroVolley, scheduled for September 1-19 in Poland, the Czech Republic, Estonia and Finland.

Setters: Simone Giannelli, Riccardo Sbertoli
Opposites: Giulio Pinali, Yuri Romanò
Outside hitters: Alessandro Michieletto, Daniele Lavia, Francesco Recine, Mattia Bottolo
Middle blockers: Simone Anzani, Gianluca Galassi, Fabio Ricci, Lorenzo Cortesia
Liberos: Fabio Balaso, Alessandro Piccinelli

Italy achieved two victories in a friendly matches played in Mantua as part of preparations for the Eurovolley. Yesterday they defeated Belgium 3-1 (19:25, 25:22, 25:15, 25:23) while, in the first game, they won 3-0 (25:17, 25:17, 25:18).

At EuroVolley, Italy will play in Pool B, alongside Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Montenegro and Slovenia, while the Belgians are in Pool A, along with Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Greece and Ukraine.

| August 25, 2021

Italy-Belgium: 3-0 (25:17, 25:17, 25:18)
Italy: Anzani 7, Galassi 4, Giannelli 4, Lavia 8, Michieletto 12, Pinali 7, Balaso (L). Sbertoli, Romanò 11. Ne: Bottolo, Cavuto, Cortesia, Piccinelli (L), Mazzone, Recine, Ricci, Coach: De Giorgi.
Belgium: Van den Dries 11, Deroo 10, D´Hulst, Van Elsen 5, D´Heer 5, Rousseaux 4, Ribbens (L). Verhanneman, Tuerlinckx 1, Valkiers, Perin (L). Ne: Van de Velde, Thys, Desmet, Coach: Munoz

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| August 26, 2021

Italy – Belgium 3-1 (19:25, 25:22, 25:15, 25:23)
Italy: Anzani 5, Galassi 13, Giannelli 8, Lavia 11, Michieletto 17, Romanò 20, Balaso (L), Sbertoli, Ricci 1, Bottolo, Cavuto, Cortesia, Piccinelli (L), Mazzone, Recine, Coach: De Giorgi.
Belgium: Tuerlinckx 11, Deroo 17, D´Hulst, Van de Velde 8, D´Heer 7, Rousseaux 7, Perin (L), Van den Dries 5, Valkiers, Verhanneman 2, Desmet 2, Van Elsen, Ribbens (L), Thys, Coach: Munoz

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