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Bernadeschi in Italy squad for Euro 2016

There will also be four other Viola players representing their national sides at the tournament this summer

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Fiorentina winger Federico Bernardeschi is heading to Euro 2016 after he made Coach Antonio Conte's 23 man squad for the competition. The youngster's ability to play at wing-back most probably gave him the advantage over players such Domenico Berardi of Sassuolo and Sebastian Giovinco of Toronto FC as the Italy boss is well known for his preference of the 3-5-2 formation.

Making a total of 41 appearances in all competitions this season, the 22 year-old played 15 games in that role weighing in with five goals and two assists from his overall tally of six and four.

Bernardeschi will be the Viola's only representative in the team however, after defender Davide Astori was cut from the initial selection of 30, with Conte selecting Angelo Ogbonna of West Ham in addition to Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli of Juventus.

Elsewhere, there were four other Euro 2016 call-ups for Fiorentina players as Nikola Kalinic and Milan Badelj [Croatia], Ciprian Tatarusanu [Romania] and Jakub Błaszczykowski [Poland] will all be heading to France this summer.