He was one of only three players to play every minute, alongside goalkeeper Tim Krul and central defender Matthijs de Light.
Italy then managed to overcome a highly defensive Switzerland with another 3—0 triumph, with scoring twice and Ciro Immobile netting the last goal to seal a place into the round of 16 with a game to spare, despite captain suffering an injury.
After a 1—0 win against in New York City and a 1—1 draw with at the in , Italy advanced from based on goals scored among the four teams tied on points.
For the Italian team, it will be crucial the accuracy of his passes to Immobile and Insigne, as the principal threat to the opposing team.
During these matches, the team scored 1,493 times and conceded 832 goals.
Milan, 22 years, 25 international caps Alex Meret - S.