The national team has announced its squad for the upcoming qualifiers in France and Poland and now we’re going to learn how they are going to play.
We will get a glimpse at some of the best players in the world, but the real test for the squad is to prove themselves on the field, as they must overcome a number of issues which are hindering their progress.
A lot has been made about the new coach’s efforts in the first two qualifiers, with a lot of the attention focussed on his first-team squad.
The first group will be played on March 3 and the second on March 10.
The games are to be played at the Allianz Arena in Lyon, a stadium with a capacity of 12,000.
It is not surprising that Italy are one of the favourites to reach the knockout stages in both of the qualifiers.
After winning the Euro 2008 tournament in Germany, the country had qualified for Euro 2012 and Euro 2016.
For the time being, though, the coach has the luxury of picking a team which can play the most competitive matches and then play against a squad of the most experienced players.
Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti is not a man to be dismissed, having led Italy to a World Cup qualification spot in 2010 and a third-place finish in the 2009 European Championships.
He is a proven winner and a coach with a wealth of experience.
His squad has also been praised for its performance in the last two qualifiers.
The last time they reached the knockout stage of the tournament was in 2013, when they were beaten 2-1 by the Netherlands.
Italy are hoping to do the same against France and Germany.
Their next two matches will be in Paris and in the Stade de France in the second round of the qualifying tournament.
It will be the first time the two nations meet in France since 2004.
In Italy, Simone Ponzi will take over from Fabio Capello, the former coach of the national team.
Ponzi has been in charge since August 2013, having been the first coach of a national team which won the European Championships and Euro 2004.
He has also guided Italy to two consecutive World Cups and a World cup qualification spot, and his squad have made some impressive strides under his leadership.
In his second season, Italy made a run to the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup.
He had also led them to their second-place place in the group stages of Euro 2012.
As the national squad prepares for their next two qualifiers against France on March 4 and Poland on March 11, it is vital that they get to know each other on the pitch.
This is where things could get interesting.
While the likes of Simone Pizzaro, Andrea Barzagli and Andrea Pirlo have been criticised for their performances during the Euro2016 qualifiers, it’s the players themselves who are the ones who have really made an impact.
Mario Balotelli, Mario Gomez and Simone Piqué are all in the spotlight during their respective games.
Balotelli has been playing at a very high level this season, while Pique has also shown he is one of Italy’s best players.
The trio have a combined total of 638 Serie A appearances, with Gomez and Piquem having also scored a couple of goals.
These players have also helped to shape the squad of Italy for their upcoming Euro qualifiers, which means the squad should be much more ready for the tougher games against the French and Germans.
If Italy can pull off an impressive victory against France, it would give them an advantage over their rivals in France, but they would also need to go out and win two of their next three matches to make the knockout phase of the competition.
“There’s a lot to be excited about” The squad for Italy is not going to be easy.
All the squad are extremely experienced, and the squad will not be without any superstars.
They are also one of three teams in the tournament with an excellent goalkeeper, with Leonardo Bonucci in goal for Juventus and Andrea Stramaccioni in goal and in goal with Lazio.
Both Bonucci and Stramacioni have a history of success against the likes-and-tos of France and the Netherlands, but this is the first qualifying game in which they have faced each other.
There is no guarantee that this group will come out as a powerhouse, but with the experience of Bonucci, Stramacciioni and Pizzato, the Italian team will have a lot going for them.
Bella De Rossi, who will play the captain’s role, will be a crucial figure for the team.
She has had an outstanding season so far and has won the Serie A Golden Boot for the second consecutive season, which is a record for a goalkeeper.
With the likes in the midfield, the goalkeeper will be relied on by