Italy national under-20 football team
|Head coach||Alberigo Evani|
|FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|Appearances||6 (first in 1977)|
|Best result||Third Place, 2017|
The team competes for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which is held every two years.
The Under-20 team is the de facto Under-19 of the previous year, and it acts mainly as a feeder team for the U21s providing further international development for youth players.
The team competes for its only official tournament, the FIFA U-20 World Cup, depending on the U19s results at the UEFA European Under-19 Championship held in the even-numbered years, that qualifies european teams for the U-20 World Cup.
Each season the team mainly participates in friendly tournaments, in which overage players may also be selected. The U20 team participated until 2017 in the annual Four Nations Tournament with Germany, Switzerland and Poland (wich replaced Austria).
Since the 2017-18 season, the Italy U20 participates in the annual Under 20 Elite League.
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
|1979||Did Not Qualify|
|1983||Did Not Qualify|
|1989||Did Not Qualify|
|2007||Did Not Qualify|
|2011||Did Not Qualify|
The following 21 players have been called up to the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
|#||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Alessandro Plizzari||12 March 2000||Milan|
|12||GK||Andrea Zaccagno||27 May 1997||Pro Vercelli (on loan from Torino)|
|21||GK||Samuele Perisan||21 August 1997||Udinese|
|2||DF||Giuseppe Scalera||26 January 1998||Fiorentina|
|3||DF||Federico Dimarco||10 November 1997||Empoli (on loan from Internazionale)|
|5||DF||Filippo Romagna||26 May 1997||Brescia (on loan from Juventus)|
|6||DF||Mauro Coppolaro||10 March 1997||Latina (on loan from Udinese)|
|13||DF||Leonardo Sernicola||30 July 1997||Fondi (on loan from Ternana)|
|14||DF||Giuseppe Pezzella||29 November 1997||Palermo|
|19||DF||Riccardo Marchizza||26 March 1998||Roma|
|4||MF||Nicolò Barella||7 February 1997||Cagliari|
|8||MF||Rolando Mandragora||29 June 1997||Juventus|
|11||MF||Matteo Pessina||21 April 1997||Como (on loan from Milan)|
|15||MF||Mattia Vitale||1 October 1997||Cesena (on loan from Juventus)|
|16||MF||Francesco Cassata||16 July 1997||Ascoli (on loan from Juventus)|
|18||MF||Paolo Ghiglione||2 February 1997||SPAL (on loan from Genoa)|
|20||MF||Alfredo Bifulco||19 January 1997||Carpi (on loan from Napoli)|
|7||FW||Riccardo Orsolini||24 January 1997||Ascoli (on loan from Juventus)|
|9||FW||Andrea Favilli||17 May 1997||Ascoli (on loan from Livorno)|
|10||FW||Luca Vido||3 February 1997||Cittadella (on loan from Milan)|
|17||FW||Giuseppe Panico||10 May 1997||Cesena (on loan from Genoa)|
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