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Bologna winger Riccardo Orsolini has been called up by Luciano Spalletti to replace the injured Mateo Politano, who has withdrawn from the Azzurri squad alongside Gianluca Mancini.
FIGC has confirmed that Orsolini is already on his way to Milanello, where the Azzurri will prepare for Tuesday’s key EURO 2024 qualifier against Ukraine. The Bologna winger replaces Napoli’s Politano, who was substituted at half-time of a 1-1 draw with Northern Macedonia on Saturday. Politano left Milanello alongside Roma defender Mancini, who also suffered a slight injury against North Macedonia. According to Sky Sport Italia, Orsolini may not be the only new face against Ukraine on Tuesday, as Spalletti is considering other changes. There are reports of a potential call-up for Domenico Berardi and Gianluca Scamacca, given that Federico Chiesa and Lorenzo Pellegrini withdrew from the squad earlier this week and have yet to be replaced.