15 October 2021
The narrow 2-1 UEFA Women’s Champions League defeat to Chelsea on Wednesday evening was the last club fixture ahead of the upcoming international break, where several Bianconere have received the call-up to represent their respective national teams.
Italy will be involved in successive 2023 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Croatia (22 October) and Lithuania (26 October), with nine Juventus players called up for the Azzurre squad. They include Lisa Boattin, Cecilia Salvai, Martina Lenzini, Valentina Cernoia, Martina Rosucci, Arianna Caruso, Cristiana Girelli, Barbara Bonansea and Bianconere captain Sara Gama.
Both Sofie Pedersen and Matilde Lundorf will be part of the Denmark squad in their World Cup qualifying matches against Bosnia (21 October) and Montenegro (26 October), while Lina Hurtig joins Sweden for their qualifier against Ireland (21 October) and friendly fixture against Scotland (26 October).
There were also call-ups for Tuija Hyyrynen, who will join Finland for their World Cup qualifier against Georgia (21 October); Pauline Peyraud-Magnin, who will look to represent France in their qualifier against Estonia (22 October) and Kazakhstan (26 October), as well as Andrea Staskova, whose Czech Republic team will face off against Iceland (22 October).
Several Bianconere will also be on duty for their respective junior national teams, including Amanda Nilden, whose Sweden U-23 team will play successive friendly matches against Belgium (21 October) and Norway (25 October), while both Roberta Aprile and Agnese Bonfantini will be part of the Italian U-23 team who are scheduled to face Spain (21 October) and the Netherlands (25 October).
Six Bianconere, namely Alice Giai, Elisa Pfattner, Valentina Soggiu, Chiara Beccari, Nicole Arcangeli and Sofia Bertucci, have been called up for the Italian U-19 side involved in U-19 European Championship Round 1 fixtures against Poland (20 October) and Azerbaijan (23 October), while duo Ginevra Moretti and Eva Schatzer will be involved with the Italian U-17 national team.