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Vatican City national football team

The Vatican City national football team is the football team that represents Vatican City under the control of the Federazione Vaticanese Giuoco Calcio, headquartered in the Vatican’s Cortile di San Damaso. The Vatican City football association was founded in 1972. Its current president is Domenico Ruggerio. Gianfranco Guadagnoli, an Italian, is the current head coach. The team has been managed by Giovanni Trapattoni in the past. His first match as manager was played on 23 October 2010 when Vatican City faced a team composed of Italian financial police. The team played its first match in 1985, a 3–0 victory against a representative of Austrian journalists.

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The Vatican is one of only eight fully recognized sovereign states whose national team is not a FIFA member.

Current Squad

GK Andrea Giulii Capponi
GK Marco Caterini
DF Maurizio Baroncini
DF Andrea Mayer
DF Simone Palmieri
DF Vincenzo Pietropaolo
DF Enrico Rimauro
DF Mario Tiburzi
DF Eric Cardona
MF Cataldo Francesco
MF Fabrizio Gaudio
MF Mario Pacenza
MF Roberto Perinelli
MF Sandro Troiani
FW Simone Batalocco
FW Daniele Carilli
FW Lorenzo Pierotti
FW Alessandro Quarto