Udinese midfielder Simone Pafundi made his debut for Italy in a friendly against Albania (3-1). He came on as a substitute at the end of the game.
It is noted that he became the youngest player in the history of the national team over the past 100 years. He is currently 16 years and 247 days old.
Only two players played for the Italian national team at younger ages: Pietro Antonio Gavinelli, who made his debut on April 9, 1911, aged 16 years and 97 days in the match France vs Italy (2:2), and Renzo De Vecchi, 16 years and 111 days (May 26, 1910, in the match Hungary vs Italy 6:1).
Recall that Italy was unable to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, the final part of which will be held from November 20 to December 18 in Qatar.
Last updated on 18 Nov 2022 - 17:39