(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 24 – Winning the last two matches of the group to win the pass for the World Cup which will be played in Australia and New Zealand in a year. It is the mission of the women’s national team, ready to restart after the European Championship and to resume the path interrupted in mid-April with the victory in Switzerland. On Sunday Italy will meet in Coverciano to begin preparations in view of the fundamental commitments against Moldova and Romania. On Friday 2 September in Chisinau (at 5.30 pm Italian, live on Rai 2), Milena Bertolini’s team will face the Moldovans, beaten 3-0 in the first leg match played in Trieste, while on Tuesday 6 September (6.30 pm, live on Rai Sport + HD) the Romanian national team will arrive at the Paolo Mazza stadium in Ferrara, overtaken 9 months ago with a 5-0 round. Two victories would guarantee direct qualification for the world championship, otherwise we would have to look at the results of Switzerland, 2 points behind and expected from the matches against Croatia and Moldova. For this double appointment, the coach Milena Bertolini has decided to focus on 24 players: the injured Gama and Bonansea will not be part of the group, the first struggling with an infringement to the tibial plateau of the right leg, the second with an adductor injury long of the thigh; Soffia, Glionna, Greggi and Cantore return.
The list of those called.
Goalkeepers: Francesca Durante (Inter), Laura Giuliani (Milan), Katja Schroffenegger (Fiorentina); defenders: Elisa Bartoli (Rome), Valentina Bergamaschi (Milan), Lisa Boattin (Juventus), Lucia Di Guglielmo (Rome), Maria Luisa Filangeri (Sassuolo), Martina Lenzini (Juventus), Elena Linari (Rome), Angelica Soffia (Milan ); midfielders: Arianna Caruso (Juventus), Valentina Cernoia (Juventus), Aurora Galli (Everton), Manuela Giugliano (Rome), Giada Greggi (Rome), Martina Rosucci (Juventus), Flaminia Simonetti (Inter); Forwards: Agnese Bonfantini (Juventus), Sofia Cantore (Juventus), Valentina Giacinti (Rome), Cristiana Girelli (Juventus), Benedetta Glionna (Rome), Martina Piemonte (Milan).