Tonali has already had Coronavirus – midfielder ordered to join up with Italy’s U20 side

By Oliver Fisher -

Sandro Tonali is among the players who have been asked to turn out for an Italy U20 side against the Republic of Ireland’s U21s on Tuesday.

There have been a number of positive cases recorded from the Italy U21 side’s trip to Iceland which forced them to essentially cancel the trip, but the Italian Football Federation have chosen to field the Under 20 team to play tomorrow against Ireland, which is a qualifier for the U21 European Championships.

The U20 led of Bollini should be joined by Patrick Cutrone, Samuele Ricci, Riccardo Sottil and Sandro Tonali, who have already had and recovered from Coronavirus.

A statement that they officially released earlier today reads as follows (via MilanLive): “The FIGC asked UEFA to be able to add to the Under 20 national team the players Patrick Cutrone, Samuele Ricci, Riccardo Sottil and Sandro Tonali, currently in Tirrenia with the Under 21s, who had previously contracted the infection from COVID-19.”

It comes after Milan defender Matteo Gabbia returned home from the U21s trip in Iceland after testing positive for Coronavirus, something that means he will miss the weekend’s derby against Inter.

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