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Federico Bernardeschi Achieves First Senior Italy Call Up

The 22 year old joins Napoli's Jorginho in receiving a debut call to the international team.

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Fiorentina's Federico Bernardeschi and Davide Astori have both been called up by Italy boss Antonio Conte for their forthcoming friendlies.

Whilst Astori has already made ten international appearances, it will be the first for Bernardeschi who had been selected by the Under 21 side earlier in the week.

The Viola youth product will make the short journey to Coverciano on Monday before Thursday's game with Spain at Udinese's Stadio Friuli. A trip to Munich's Allianz Arena will follow as Italy take on Germany on Tuesday March 29th.

He will be joined by Napoli's Jorginho who has also deservedly received his first full international call up. Those who have watched Fiorentina this season will no doubt be aware that while Bernardeschi is far from the finished product, his selection for the Azzurri will only serve to reinforce the progress already made at club level.

The full squad is as follows:

GoalkeepersGianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Mattia Perin (Genoa), Salvatore Sirigu (Paris Saint Germain)

DefendersFrancesco Acerbi (Sassuolo), Luca Antonelli (Milan), Davide Astori (Fiorentina), Andrea Barzagli (Juventus), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Matteo Darmian (Manchester United), Lorenzo De Silvestri (Sampdoria), Andrea Ranocchia (Sampdoria)

MidfieldersAlessandro Florenzi (Roma), Emanuele Giaccherini (Bologna), Jorginho (Napoli), Riccardo Montolivo (Milan), Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain), Marco Parolo (Lazio), Roberto Soriano (Sampdoria), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain

Attackers: Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina), Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan), Antonio Candreva (Lazio), Eder (Inter), Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma), Ciro Immobile (Torino), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Graziano Pellé (Southampton), Simone Zaza (Juventus)