Argentine talent does not stop and there are more and more jewels of our country that are positioned as great realities in soccer. For this reason, it is no longer only the clubs that are looking for our players, but also the national teams.
Family ties are becoming more and more common in national team soccer and nationalized players are already commonplace in the world. As happens in Argentina with the cases of the so-called “Europibes”, with Garnacho, Nico Paz, the Carboni brothers, among others, from the Old Continent they also come to tempt our footballers and in the last hours there was a surprise call and that did not go unnoticed.
This Wednesday, Bruno Zapelli, the jewel from Belgrano who dazzled in the promotion and now does so in the Professional League, was called up for the Italian Under 21 National Team and the official notification is now. The documentation was sent from the Azurra to the AFA and also to the Pirate.
In this way, the midfielder, in case of being on the final list, will play two friendlies, against Serbia and against Ukraine, on March 24 and 27, respectively. However, the midfielder should travel before the 19th to be present at training.
Before this call the alarms of both Belgrano and the Argentine National Team go off. In El Pirata since Zapelli could miss the game against Godoy Cruz that will be played on Saturday the 18th for date 8, being one of Farré’s key pieces. On the side of the Albiceleste, the concern is latent about the possibility of losing one of the jewels that has been performing in the first team for a long time and could be a good alternative for the future.
The truth is that the official call for Zapelli has not yet been defined, but there is a possibility that it will take effect and even that the Belgrano midfielder will be inclined to represent the Azurraadding to a long list of historical names.
The other Argentines who represented Italy
The list of Argentine-born players who chose to represent Italy has a number of big names and could even be extended to Bruno Zapelli. The first to change the Celeste y Blanca for the Azurra was Julio Libonatti, who represented both teams. then they followed him Raimundo Orsi, Luis Monti and Enrique Guaita who became world champions in 1934 with Italy. Also added to this list Alejandro Scopelliwho played only one match for the European team.
Years later, this list was extended and added to the list Enrique Omar Sívori, Humberto Maschio and Antonio Angelillo. After a long time without changes, already in the 21st century, the list grew again with names like Mauro Camoranesi- world champion in 2006- Gabriel Paletta, Daniel Osvaldo, Ezequiel Schelotto and Franco Vázquez.
In addition, from Bruno Zapelli with this call to the sub 21, from the Azurra they also tempted Nicolás Capaldo, Pedro De La Vega and Tomás Badaloni.