Men’s water polo: unexpected changes in Italian roster, Tempesti comes to Budapest
Three players from Alessandro Campagna’s World Championships roster will miss the tournament due to a viral infection.
Altough he announced his retirement from international water polo, Stefano Tempesti is going to return to the Italian national team and participate in the 17th FINA World Championships.
These days the Italian team is not in a good form: after their training games in Syracusa, Valentino Gallo caught a virus. Afterwards, the entire team was examined and it turned out that goalkeeper Marco Del Lungo and defender Alessando Velotto have the same illness so they would not participate in the World Championships.
Cristiano Mirarchi and veteran, 38 year old Stefano Tempesti will replace them in the squad.
Roster of Italian team for the World Championships:
Goalkeepers: Stefano Tempesti, Goran Volarevic
Field players: Zeno Bertoli, Niccolò Gitto, Nicholas Presciutti, Cristiano Mirarchi, Francesco Di Fulvio, Pietro Figlioli, Andrea Fondelli, Alessandro Nora, Vincenzo Renzuto Iodice, Michael Alexandre Bodegas, Matteo Aicardi