Head coach of the Italian national team, Mauro Berruto, presented a list of 25 Italian players appointed for the season 2012. 

 

 

The biggest news of the announcement is return to the squad of Azzurri Samuele Papi, who last time played for the national team 6 years ago. 

Among 25 players there are new names, such as Enrico Cester, Francesco De Marchi, Filippo Lanza, Salvatore Rossini and Luca Vettori, who will start their adventure with the national team next to the players known from the last year’s team.

Full list:
1. Dragan Travica (Lube Banca Marche Macerata)
2. Dante Boninfante (M.Roma Volley)
3. Michele Baranowicz (Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo)
4. Marco Falaschi (Bcc-Nep Castellana Grotte)
5. Michal Lasko (KS Jastrzebski Wegiel)
6. Giulio Sabbi (M.Roma Volley)
7. Luca Vettori (Club Italia)
8. Luigi Mastrangelo (Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo)
9. Alessandro  Fei (Sisley Belluno)
10. Simone Buti (Acqua Paradiso Monza Brianza)
11. Emanuele Birarelli (Itas Diatec Trentino)
12. Stefano Patriarca (Marmi Lanza Verona)
13. Giorgio De Togni (Sisley Belluno)
14. Enrico Cester (Andreoli Latina)
15. Cristian Savani (Lube Banca Marche Macerata)
16. Simone Parodi (Lube Banca Marche Macerata)
17. Ivan Zaytsev (M.Roma Volley)
18. Jiri Kovar (Lube Banca Marche Macerata)
19. Gabriele Maruotti (M.Roma Volley)
20. Samuele Papi (Copra Elior Piacenza)
21. Francesco De Marchi (Fidia Padova)
22. Filippo Lanza (Itas Diatec Trentino)
23. Andrea Giovi (Energy Resources San Giustino)
24. Andrea Bari (Itas Diatec Trentino)
25. Salvatore Rossini (Acqua Paradiso Monza Brianza)

The first official meeting of Azzurri will be the World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria between 8th and 13th of May. On May, 18th starts this year’s edition of World League