On April 22nd, 2017, the coach of the Italian national team Gian Piero Ventura will call up Emerson Palmieri. On March 27th, 2017, FIFA recognized to the AS Roma player the eligibility to play for the Italian team. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the AS Roma left fullback Emerson Palmieri will join his new teammates for the first time. Conti, Zappacosta, Spinazzola, Darmian and De Sciglio will be his direct competitors on the defensive flanks.
Emerson Palmieri deserves the call up for the Italian national team due to his excellent season with the Giallorossi. Luciano Spalletti highlighted his qualities and the Italo-Brazilian left fullback repaid his trust.
Gian Piero Ventura will have another talented left fullback at his disposal.