Italy call late backup for feverish Vicario, injured Bastoni replaced

Soccer Football - Premier League - Luton Town v Tottenham Hotspur - Kenilworth Road, Luton, Britain - October 7, 2023 Tottenham Hotspur's Guglielmo Vicario during the warm up before the match REUTERS/David Klein/File Photo

The Italian Football Federation announced that defending champions Italy have called up goalkeeper Marco Carnesecchi as a precaution after Guglielmo Vicario developed fever symptoms in the days leading up to Italy’s Euro 2024 qualifying match against North Macedonia.

This season, Vicario has played in 12 Premier League games for Tottenham Hotspur and has recorded four clean sheets for the club. Vicario has not yet made his debut for Italy.

The federation announced on Thursday that Gianluca Mancini, a defender for Roma, has been recruited to take Alessandro Bastoni’s position while he recovers from an injury.

Italy is now in third position in Group C with 10 points after six games, and their goal for Monday’s match against Ukraine is to move up to second place and overtake Ukraine for a straight qualifying spot.

The adjustments made to the team’s lineup have an immediate and direct impact on the tactical deliberations and formations used by the coaching staff. It is necessary to adjust defensive techniques, midfield configurations, and attacking moves in an orderly way to integrate the new players. Despite the last-minute roster adjustments, the team’s ability to remain competitive will be evaluated based on its ability to adapt its strategic approach to new situations.

In conclusion, the unanticipated roster changes within the Italian national soccer team have created obstacles that call for prompt decision-making, tactical modifications, and the smooth integration of new players. Despite the unpredictability of the situation, the coaching staff is responsible for ensuring that the squad is cohesive, modifying their methods, and keeping their competitive edge. As the team works through these obstacles, their capacity to learn from their experiences and play cohesively will be necessary to succeed in their next matches.

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