Francesca Piccinini, legendary receiver/outside hitter, was not satisfied with a treatment she had in the national team by the head coach Bonitta during the Tokyo tournament and decided to say goodbye to Italian jersey.
“The Olympic Qualifier in Japan has made me realize which are the coach’s choices. I respect them but I do not agree, they do not correspond to my expectations and what I represent. So, I made a very difficult choice to put an end to this beautiful adventure. Every time I see a game of the national team, I will be their main supporter. The special thrill of representing my country will never fade,” Piccinini wrote on her Instagram profile.
Setters: Cambi, Malinov and Orro.
Opposites: Centoni, Diouf and Ortolani.
Middle blockers: Chirichella, Danesi, Guiggi and Melandri.
Receivers: Del Core, Egonu, Gennari, Guerra and Sylla.
Liberos: De Gennaro, Sirressi and Spirito.
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