World Rank 32, Coach Roberto da Gai’s squad, led by 33-year old Agustin Nunez (67 caps), arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.
Italy is the lowest ranked team in the tournament. They are grouped in Pool B with Malaysia, China and Brazil. They begin their campaign against World Ranked 14. China on 26 April.
It is interesting to note that there are only a handful of senior players in the squad. Italy has come to this event with mainly youngsters.
Most of the players have played less than 10 caps, while one of them is about to make his debut.
Many of them have never been to Malaysia, so there is a lot of excitement among the players. They are young, energetic and certainly eager to impress.
The full playing squad can be seen here.
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