09.06.2015 20:02 - in: Loans S

    #TalentTrack, international call-ups

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    A full round-up of the club’s on loan and co-owned players’ international commitments over the coming weeks

    Hot on the heels of Monday’s news regarding 15 Bianconeri first-team members’ involvement over the international break, several of the club’s players either gaining experience elsewhere or playing for the youth academy will also be figuring for their countries.

    Three have been selected in Luigi Di Biagio’s Italy squad for the 2015 European Under-21 Championship in Czech Republic. These are goalkeeper Nicola Leali (on loan at Cesena), defender Daniele Rugani (on loan at Empoli) and forward Domenico Berardi (co-owned by Sassuolo).

    The Azzurrini are set to lock horns with Sweden, Portugal and England in Group B on 18, 21 and 24 June respectively, as they look to navigate a safe passage to the knockout phase.

    Also present at the tournament in Eastern Europe is Frederik Sorensen, who gained Serie A experience with Hellas Verona this term. The central defender sees his Denmark Under-21 side face the hosts Czech Republic, Germany and Serbia in Group A.

    Elsewhere, qualification is already underway for the competition in 2017. Goalkeeper Lurentiu Branescu, who plied his trade at Hungarian outfit Szombathely recently, has been called up for Romania Under-21’s encounter versus Armenia on 16 June.

    Primavera star Almpertos Roussos, meanwhile, has been named in hosts Greece’s squad for the European Under-19 Championships, with the contest set to take place from 6 to 19 July.

    Colombian starlet Andres Felipe Tello Munoz has departed Italy to link up with his Under-20 colleagues for their involvement in the World Cup in New Zealand. The South American side have a last-16 match-up with United States on 10 June.

    Mauricio Isla, who spent the 2014/15 campaign on loan at Queens Park Rangers in England, has been called up alongside Arturo Vidal for Chile’s Copa America squad.

    La Roja will get the tournament started on 11 June when they face Ecuador, before pitting their wits against Mexico four days later and Bolivia next week.

    And finally, James Troisi and the Australia national team travel to Kyrgyzstan for their opening 2018 World Cup qualifier on 16 June.

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