Italy national under-21 football B team
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|Head coach||Massimo Piscedda|
Italy national under-21 football B team is the Italy national football team that represents Serie B at competitions and is controlled by the Lega B. Due to sponsorship reasons, the team was credited as Under-21 Serie B TIM until 2010.
They are the B team and feeder team of Italy national under-21 football team, which occasionally plays against other national under-21 teams. Unlike the main team,[clarification needed] the U21 Serie B selects players from Serie B only and was controlled by Lega Calcio (later Lega B) instead of Italian Football Federation (FIGC).
The team also plays against football clubs, Under-20 Lega Pro (selected players from Lega Pro), Serie B Foreigners Best XI, The Football League under-21 team (in 2006) and internal friendlies, which the team split into blue and white team and against each other.
Only matches played against national teams were listed.
- 28 November 2012 Russian First League Selection 0-0 draw
- 22 October 2012 Malta Selection 5-0 
- 15 November 2011 Russian First League Selection 2-1 won
- 25 October 2011 Serbian First League Selection 1-0 won
- 30 March 2011 Serbian First League Selection 2-0 won
- 6 February 2006: Cape Verde (result unknown)
- 17 March 2005: Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-2 won
- 30 March 2004: Belgium 3-2 won
- 12 February 2003: Belgium 2–1 won
- 26 January 2002: Romania 0-0 draw 
The team had same age limit as the Italy U21 team. For 2014–2015 season, players born on or after 1 January 1992 are eligible to play. A feeder team of U21 team, some players were called up to U21 Serie B team before making their débuts for Italy U21.
The teams consist of players loaned to Serie B from Serie A clubs, youth products of Serie B and young talents signed by Serie B clubs from Lega Pro. Some players are scouted by Serie A clubs after good performances in Serie B.
Players who won full caps or received a call-up for Italy senior team
- Andrea Barzagli (b. 1981)
- Salvatore Bocchetti (b. 1986)
- Leonardo Bonucci (b. 1987)
- Mattia Cassani (b. 1983)
- Andrea Esposito (b. 1986)
- Daniele Gastaldello (b. 1983)
- Christian Maggio (b. 1982)
- Cristian Molinaro (b. 1983)
- Simone Pepe (b. 1983)
- Giacomo Bonaventura (b. 1989)
- http://www.legaserieb.it/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=6c35d10a-42fa-42b5-b4ee-9f80ca4c6803&groupId=115051[permanent dead link]
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- Official Site (in Italian)