Italy national under-20 football team
|Head coach||Alberigo Evani|
|FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|Appearances||5 (first in 1977)|
|Best result||Quarter-final, 1987, 2005, 2009|
The team competes in the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which is held every two years.
The U20 team is the de facto under-19 of the previous year, and it acts mainly as a feeder team for the U21s and provides further international development for youth players. The team qualified for its only official match, FIFA U-20 World Cup, depends on U19 result. The U19 team finished runners-up of the 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship, thereby qualifying for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Any player may receive an U20 call-up regardless of whether they have played for the under-19 team. As the team mainly participate in friendly tournaments, overage players may also be selected.
The team participated in an annual Four Nations Tournament with Germany, Switzerland and Poland (in the past Austria or an invitee), which was the main fixture of the U20 team.
The team also have an annual fixture with the Serie D Best XI after the end of the season, from 2007 (except 2009, which the U-20 (B team) was coined "U-19 team" and coached by U-19 coach Massimo Piscedda, which the A team went to Mediterranean Games).The 2006 edition was also played by the de facto U20 team but coached by U19 coach Paolo Berrettini. The 2011 edition was played by Italy Universiade team.
FIFA U-20 World Cup Record
- 1977: 3rd in Group C
- 1979: Did not qualify
- 1981: 4th in Group B
- 1983: Did not qualify
- 1985: Did not qualify
- 1987: Quarter-final
- 1989 to 2003: Did not qualify
- 2005: Quarter-final
- 2007: Did not qualify
- 2009: Quarter-final
- 2011: Did not qualify
- 2013: Did not qualify
- 2015: Did not qualify
- 2017: Qualified
|#||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|GK||Emil Audero||18 January 1997||Juventus|
|GK||Andrea Zaccagno||27 May 1997||Pro Vercelli (on loan from Torino)|
|DF||Leonardo Sernicola||30 July 1997||Ternana|
|DF||Federico Dimarco||10 November 1997||Empoli (on loan from Internazionale)|
|DF||Gian Filippo Felicioli||30 September 1997||Ascoli|
|DF||Filippo Romagna||26 May 1997||Novara (on loan from Juventus)|
|DF||Mauro Coppolaro||10 March 1997||Latina (on loan from Udinese)|
|DF||Arturo Calabresi||17 March 1996||Brescia (on loan from Roma)|
|DF||Elio Capradossi||11 March 1996||Bari (on loan from Roma)|
|DF||Lorenzo Dickmann||24 September 1996||Novara|
|MF||Christian D'Urso||26 July 1997||Latina (on loan from Roma)|
|MF||Nicolò Barella||7 February 1997||Cagliari|
|MF||Alberto Picchi||12 August 1997||SPAL (on loan from Empoli)|
|MF||Matteo Pessina||21 April 1997||Como (on loan from Milan)|
|MF||Luca Checchin||3 May 1997||Prato (on loan from Verona)|
|MF||Simone Pontisso||20 March 1997||SPAL (on loan from Udinese)|
|MF||Francesco Cassata||16 July 1997||Ascoli (on loan from Juventus)|
|MF||Alfredo Bifulco||19 January 1997||Carpi (on loan from Napoli)|
|MF||Federico Chiesa||25 October 1997||Fiorentina|
|MF||Andrea Palazzi||24 February 1996||Pro Vercelli (on loan from Internazionale)|
|FW||Giuseppe Panico||10 May 1997||Cesena (on loan from Genoa)|
|FW||Riccardo Orsolini||24 January 1997||Ascoli|
|FW||Luca Vido||3 February 1997||Milan|
|FW||Antonino La Gumina||6 March 1996||Ternana (on loan from Palermo)|
|FW||Alessandro Piu||30 July 1996||Spezia (on loan from Empoli)|
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