Italy national football B team
(part of Italian Football Federation)
|Head coach||Massimo Piscedda|
Italy national football B team is the Italian national football team representative team of Serie B and is controlled by the Lega B. Due to sponsorship reasons, the team was credited as Under-21 Serie B TIM until 2010.
The team is the B team and feeder team of Italy national under-21 football team, which occasionally plays against other nations' under-21 teams. Unlike the main team, the U21 Serie B selected players from Serie B only and was controlled by Lega Calcio (later Lega B) instead of Italian Football Federation (FIGC).
The team also plays against football clubs, Under-20 Lega Pro (selected players from Lega Pro), Serie B Foreigners Best XI, The Football League under-21 team (in 2006) and internal friendlies, which the team split into blue and white team and against each other.
Only matches played against national teams were listed.
- 28 November 2012
Russian First League Selection 0-0 draw
- 22 October 2012
Malta Selection 5-0
- 15 November 2011
Russian First League Selection 2-1 won
- 25 October 2011
Serbian First League Selection 1-0 won
- 30 March 2011
Serbian First League Selection 2-0 won
- 6 February 2006:
Cape Verde (result unknown)
- 17 March 2005:
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-2 won
- 30 March 2004:
Belgium 3-2 won
- 12 February 2003:
Belgium 2–1 won
- 26 January 2002:
Romania 0-0 draw
The team had same age limit as the Italy U21 team. For 2014–2015 season, players born on or after 1 January 1992 are eligible to play. A feeder team of U21 team, some players were called up to U21 Serie B team before making their débuts for Italy U21.
The teams consist of players loaned to Serie B from Serie A clubs, youth products of Serie B and young talents signed by Serie B clubs from Lega Pro. Some players are scouted by Serie A clubs after good performances in Serie B.
- Squad to play
Russian First League Selection on 26 November 2014
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Stefano Minelli||5 March 1994|
|12||GK||Mirko Pigliacelli||30 June 1993|
|2||DF||Mattia Bani||12 October 1993|
|3||DF||Antonio Barreca||18 March 1995|
|4||DF||Luca Bittante||14 August 1993|
|5||DF||Marco Chiosa||19 November 1993|
|6||DF||Alex Ferrari||7 January 1994|
|13||DF||Riccardo Fiamozzi||18 May 1993|
|7||MF||Gennaro Acampora||29 March 1994|
|8||MF||Massimiliano Busellato||23 April 1993|
|9||MF||Simone Emmanuello||25 April 1994|
|10||MF||Roberto Gagliardini||7 April 1994|
|11||MF||Andrea Schiavone||23 February 1993|
|13||MF||Matteo Ricci||27 May 1994|
|14||FW||Niccolò Belloni||10 July 1994|
|15||FW||Stefano Beltrame||8 February 1993|
|16||FW||Eric Lanini||25 February 1994|
|17||FW||Luca Paganini||8 June 1993|
|18||FW||Antonio Rozzi||28 May 1994|
|19||FW||Marco Valotti||13 November 1995|
Players who won full caps or received a call-up for Italy senior team
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- Official Site (in Italian)