After the first part of the season with the fourth place in the Volleyball Nations League, it is already time to think about the World Championships for Ferdinando De Giorgi and his men. As already announced, the preparation for the world championship will start on Monday 1st August in Cavalese (TN) with a team that will end on Friday 12th August.
In the meantime, the Italian Volleyball Federation has communicated to the World Federation the long list of 22 athletes from which the Technical Commissioner will then choose the men who will participate in the World Championships.
Among them also the rossoblù captain Marco Falaschi, who distinguished himself at the Mediterranean Games by winning a prestigious bronze, figure available to Mister De Giorgi.
These are the athletes on the long list:
Opposites: 1. Giulio Pinali, 9. Ivan Zaytsev, 16. Yuri Romanò
Middle blockers: 2. Fabio Ricci, 13. Lorenzo Cortesia, 14. Gianluca Galassi, 17. Simone Anzani, 19. Roberto Russo, 30. Leandro Mosca
Spikers: 3. Francesco Recine, 4. Oreste Cavuto, 5. Alessandro Michieletto, 12. Mattia Bottolo, 15. Daniele Lavia, 18. Fabrizio Gironi, 22. Tommaso Rinaldi
Setters: 6. Simone Giannelli (captain), 8. Riccardo Sbertoli, 10. Marco Falaschi
Liberos: 7. Fabio Balaso; 21. Alessandro Piccinelli, 24. Leonardo Scanferla