09 November 2020
It's time for national teams and once again many Juventus players have been called up.
Below are all the commitments in which the players of the First Team will take part in.
A total of 15 Bianconeri have been called up to don their national team colours. Here are the names of who has been selected and where they will play:
Leonardo Bonucci and Federico Bernardeschi have answered Roberto Mancini’s call and are expected to be involved in three matches: Wednesday 11 November, at 8.45 pm, they will be feature in a friendly match against Estonia at the "Artemio Franchi" Stadium in Florence, four days later (always at the same time), they will face Wojciech Szczesny’s Poland at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia in a match valid for the Nations League group stage and, finally, on Wednesday 18, also at 8:45pm, they will wrap up the last day of this competition at the Stadion Grbavica in Sarajevo with Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Szczesny himself is expected to take part in three engagements. Before Sunday’s match against the Azzurri, he will face Ukraine in a friendly match. While after the match against Italy, his Poland will finish the Nations League group against the Netherlands.
The first Bianconero set to be involved with his national team will be Merih Demiral. His Turkey, in fact, will take the field like Italy and Poland on Wednesday 11, but at 6.45pm against Croatia. Then, on Sunday 15 and Wednesday 18, he will have to face Russia (at home) and Hungary (away) respectively in the Nations League.
Dejan Kulusevski has also been called up to the Swedish national team. On Wednesday 11 he will feature in an all-Scandinavian friendly between his Sweden and Denmark, before diving into the UEFA Nations League competition, which will see him and his team mates face Croatia, on Saturday 14 on home soil, and then away, on Tuesday 17th, against Adrien Rabiot's France who, before this match, will visit Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal on Saturday 14th. The Frenchman will also face Finland in a friendly match on Wednesday 11. The program is also busy for our Portuguese attacker who, before the match against the French, will be expected to take on Andorra, on Wednesday 11th in a friendly match. Then, in the midweek next week on Tuesday 17, Ronaldo will take on Croatia in the final match of the Nations League.
Up next is Alvaro Morata, who received a call up for Spain. He, too, will have three matches: the first, scheduled for Wednesday 11th, will be a friendly match against the Netherlands. Subsequently, on Saturday 14 and Tuesday 17, he will close the Nations League group stage first by flying to Switzerland and then by hosting Germany.
Then there is a call-up of Weston McKennie, who with his national team, will face Wales away in Swansea before playing another friendly match with Panama, this time in London.
Four South American players will be involved in this break: Arthur and Danilo with Brazil, Cuadrado with Colombia and Bentancur with Uruguay. The Brazilians will be involved in two 2022 World Cup qualifying matches: the first match will be played on Saturday 14 against Venezuela and the second on Wednesday 18 against Rodrigo Bentancur's Uruguay, who before this match will face Juan Cuadrado’s Colombia on Friday the 13th. The latter, with his national team, will close these two weeks of with a match against Ecuador on Tuesday 17th.
Also noteworthy is the call-up to the Italy Under 21 for Gianluca Frabotta, was selected by the Paolo Nicolato in view of the three challenges that await the Azzurrini: Thursday 12 with Iceland, Sunday 15 versus Luxembourg and finally Wednesday 18 against Sweden, all valid for qualification for the 2021 European Championships. Manolo Portanova, on the other hand, will respond to the call-up of the Under 21 "B" team.