Italy national under-18 football team

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Italy Under-18
Nickname(s) Gli Azzurrini(The Little Blues)
Association Italian Football Federation (FIGC)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Daniele Franceschini
Top scorer
Home stadiumStadio "Livio Luzi", Camerino
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The Italian national under-18 football team represents Italy in international football at an under-18 age level and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation (Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio), the governing body for football in Italy. The team was known as Italy national under-17 football team prior 2001.

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The current coach is Daniele Franceschini.

The under-18 team were compose of players from Italy national under-17 football team of the previous season, as well as new call-up. The team acted as the feeder team of Italy national under-19 football team, which compete in UEFA European Under-19 Championship.

Italy national under-17 football team Selected team of Italian football players under 17 years

The Italy national U-17 football team is the national under-17 football team of Italy and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation.

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The Italy national under-19 football team is the national under-19 football team of Italy and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation.

UEFA European Under-19 Championship European association football tournament for under-19 national teams

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Before 2001, the name of the under-18 team was Italian national under-17 football team (as well as the current under-19 team, was named under-18). However, the age limit of the team was always[ when? ] under-17 (calendar age) at the start of season, or under-18 (calendar age) at the end of season. In the past, the cut-off date was on 1 August instead of 1 January. [5]

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References

  1. "Nazionale in cifre - Classifica Marcatori - Nazionale U17". Italian Football Federation (FIGC). Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  2. "Nazionale in cifre - Classifica Marcatori - Nazionale U18". Italian Football Federation (FIGC). Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  3. "Nazionale in cifre - Elenco Gare - Nazionale U17". Italian Football Federation (FIGC). Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  4. "Nazionale in cifre - Elenco Gare - Nazionale U18". Italian Football Federation (FIGC). Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  5. "2001/2002 European Under-19 Preliminary Round Draw". UEFA. 7 November 2000. Archived from the original on 22 April 2001. Name change: On 13 April 2000, the UEFA Executive Committee endorsed a proposal made by the Youth Committee to re-name then competition in order to reflect reality. A few years ago, FIFA changed the cut-off date for age-limit competitions from 1 August to 1 January, which means that players are up to seven months older. This means that Under-18 players can be over 19 by the time they reach the final phase of the European Under-18 Championship. Therefore, for greater coherency, UEFA renamed the Under-18 competition as the European Under-19 Championship.