West Ham Defender Ogbonna Included In Italy Provisional Roster For Euro 2016
Published: May 23, 2016
West Ham Defender Ogbonna Included In Italy Provisional Roster For Euro 2016West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna has been included in Italy’s provisional roster for the upcoming European Championship in France.

The 28-year-old is part of a 30-man squad named by manager Antonio Conte and will compete with his former Juventus teammates Andrea Barzagli , Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini for one of the spots in the final squad.

Having represented Italy at U21 level, Angelo Ogbonna has played ten times for the senior team, with his last appearance coming against Malta in the Euro qualifiers.

The Cassino-born stopper was in action for the Europeans in an international friendly against Nigeria back in 2013.

The Blues begin their Euro 2016 campaign against Belgium at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon on June 13.

Italy Provisional Squad

Goalkeepers (3): Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Federico Marchetti (Lazio), Salvatore Sirigu (Paris Saint Germain)

Defenders (6): Davide Astori (Fiorentina), Andrea Barzagli (Juventus), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Angelo Obinze Ogbonna (West Ham), Daniele Rugani (Juventus)

Wingers (6): Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina), Antonio Candreva (Lazio), Matteo Darmian (Manchester United), Mattia De Sciglio (Milan), Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma), Davide Zappacosta (Torino)

Midfielders (10): Marco Benassi (Torino), Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan), Daniele De Rossi (Roma), Alessandro Florenzi (Roma), Emanuele Giaccherini (Bologna), Jorge Luiz Jorginho (Napoli), Riccardo Montolivo (Milan), Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain), Marco Parolo (Lazio), Stefano Sturaro (Juventus)

Forwards(5): Citadin Martins Eder (Inter), Ciro Immobile (Torino), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Graziano Pelle (Southampton), Simone Zaza (Juventus)

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