According to the regulations of the tournament, Blengini will be able to choose 14 players for each weekend. The setter Riccardo Sbertoli, middle blockers Alberto Polo and Fabio Ricci, outside hitter Giacomo Raffaelli, and libero Nicola Pesaresi were crossed out of the preliminary 26-man list.
The fact that two players who did not compete for Italy since 2016, Ivan Zaytsev and Osmany Juantorena, were on a preliminary list was not only a formality: to a great joy of the fans in the country, both will definitely compete in the Nations League!
SETTERS: Simone Giannelli (Diatec Trentino), Michele Baranowicz (Wixo LPR Piacenza), Luca Spirito (Calzedonia Verona).
MIDDLE BLOCKERS: Davide Candellaro (Cucine Lube Civitanova), Daniele Mazzone (Azimut Modena), Enrico Cester (Cucine Lube Civitanova), Enrico Diamantini (Bunge Ravenna), Simone Anzani (Sir Safety Conad Perugia).
OUTSIDE HITTERS: Luigi Randazzo (Kioene Padova), Simone Parodi (Wixo LPR Piacenza), Osmany Juantorena (Cucine Lube Civitanova), Filippo Lanza (Diatec Trentino), Gabriele Maruotti (Taiwan Excellence Latina), Oleg Antonov (Ziraat Bankası, TUR).
OPPOSITES: Ivan Zaytsev (Azimut Midena), Giulio Sabbi (Azimut Modena), Gabriele Nelli (Kioene Padova), Andrea Argenta (Azimut Modena).
LIBEROS: Salvatore Rossini (Azimut Modena), Fabio Balaso (Cucine Lube Civitanova), Massimo Colaci (Sir Safety Conad Perugia).