At the end of the Federal Council, the FIGC formalized the news in the national team: Roberto Mancini will also be the manager of the Club Italia project, where he will coordinate the entire blue sector up to the U20. His new deputy is Alberto Bollini (European champion with the U19), Andrea Barzagli joins the staff who will take care of the defensive phase. The new coach of the U21 is Carmine Nunziata, while Attilio Lombardo will lead the U20
Roberto Mancini will coordinate the entire blue sector from the senior national team to the Under 21 and 20. This was announced by the FIGC at the end of the meeting of the Federal Council, defining – on the basis of a technical proposal from the Italy coach – the new structure of the men’s national teams. Mancini becomes the manager of the new Club Italia project: will directly deal with the selection and technical activity of the A, Under 21 and 20 national teams.
Nunziata CT of the U21, Lombardo of the U20
Carmine Nunziata is the new coach of the Under 21 national team. The FIGC made it official at the end of the Federal Council: the coach, former assistant to Devis Mangia and Luigi Di Biagio in past years, he led the Under 20 vice world champion on whose bench Attilio Lombardo will now sitwith Francesco Antonioli goalkeeper coach. Bernard Corradi promoted from U17 to U19. He goes up to the senior national team, like deputy of Roberto Mancini, Alberto Bollini who guided the U19 to the recent European title. Join Mancini’s staff the former world champion Andrea Barzagliwho will take care of the defensive phase in particular.
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Gravina: “New phase of Club Italia”
“Let’s bring one to life new phase of Club Italia, it is an evolution and not a revolution because we start again with new ideas, but also from some fixed points of our technical project. Club Italia is a successful reality, the numbers from 2018 to today say it, but to remain at the top and even improve it is necessary to change – said the president of the FIGC, Gabriele Gravina, commenting on the technical rearrangement of the national teams -. We did it with a coherent project, which reaffirms the opportunity, even before the need, to work as a supply chain, whose only purpose is to make talent mature”.
From revenues to young people: the “Football Report 2023”
The ‘Report Calcio 2023’, now in its 13th edition and created by the FIGC, addresses all the numbers of Italian football from the impact of Covid (pre and post losses/revenues) to the economic and sporting restart as well as the theme of stadiums and young. The presentation of the document on Sky Sport 24 (channel 200) together with the federal president Gabriele Gravina CLICK HERE FOR THE INTERVIEW WITH GRAVINA
THE “FOOTBALL REPORT 2023” ON SKY SPORT 24
The presentation of the document with all the numbers of Italian football starting today, Thursday 3 August at 21.00, and subsequently Friday 4 at 01.00 and 11.00 on Sky Sport 24 (channel 200). Present in the study the president of the FIGC Gabriele Gravina together with Luca Marchetti, Paolo Condò and the economist Alessandro Giudice. Let’s analyze together the most important points of the “Football Report 2023”
MANY MEMBERSHIP AS IN PRE-COVID
To be precise, 1.4 million for the FIGC, which would represent the third largest “municipality” in Italy in terms of population. That’s not all: one in five Italian boys between the ages of 5 and 16 is a member of the Football Federation. In particular, the football system has reabsorbed the impact of the pandemic in the short term: registered players are essentially the same as in the pre-Covid period: growth was 24.9%
MATCHES INCREASED 10X IN ONE YEAR
In just one season there was an increase of almost 210,000 players, an exponential growth as that of the number of matches played: matches increased more than 10 times, going from 43,490 to 480,482 between 2020/21 and 2021/22