Lazio full-back Lorenzo De Silvestri has been included in Pierluigi Casiraghi's Italy squad for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifiers against the Faroe Islands and Albania.
The 19-year-old caught the eye in Lazio's Champions League third qualifying round win at Dinamo Bucharest this week and could now play in the Group 1 games on 7 and 11 September. De Silvestri previously captained Italy at U-17 and U-19 levels.
Roma defender Marco Andreolli returns to the squad after missing the 2-1 friendly victory against France through injury.
The five-time European champions are second in their group behind Croatia but have a match in hand after defeating Albania 4-0 in their opener in June.
Goalkeepers: Andrea Consigli (Rimini), Salvatore Sirigu (Cremonese).
Defenders: Marco Andreolli (Roma), Domenico Criscito (Juventus), Lorenzo De Silvestri (Lazio), Lino Marzoratti (Empoli), Marco Motta (Torino), Francesco Pisano (Cagliari), Andrea Ranocchia (Arezzo), Marco Rossi (Parma), Fabiano Santacroce (Brescia).
Midfielders: Luca Cigarini (Parma), Paolo De Ceglie (Siena), Daniele Dessena (Parma), Sebastian Giovinco (Empoli), Claudio Marchisio (Empoli), Piermario Morosini (Vicenza), Gabriele Paonessa (Avellino), Andrea Russotto (Treviso).
Forwards: Robert Acquafresca (Cagliari), Arturo Lupoli (Fiorentina), Nicola Pozzi (Empoli), Giuseppe Rossi (Villarreal).
Source: C4 Football Italia / UEFA