Panathinaikos striker Federico Machedahas never represented his country at senior team level on the international football scene though he has played for the junior teams. The Italian player has featured for the u-16, u-17, u-19, and u-21 teams but he’s yet to make an appearance for the Azzuris or even receive an invitation.
Macheda featured for the Italy u-21s for ten times over the course of three years. The Ex-Manchester United, Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City attacker was named in the preliminary Italian squad for the 2009 UEFA European u-21 Championship. Federico Macheda was part of the 40-man list for the tournament before he missed out when it was pruned down to a list of 23 players.
Federico Macheda made his debut for the Italy u-21s in a friendly game against Russia in August 2009 at the age of just 17 years and 355 days thereby becoming the youngest player to feature for the Italian u-21 team. Macheda played for the u-21s one day before he turned 18. He had to wait for over a year before netting his first goals for the team. Macheda was the hero after he scored twice to lead Italy to a 2-1 win over Turkey in November 2010. Few months later, the Panathinakos striker scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 victory over England. His last goal for Italy u21s came in a 3-1 win over Sweden with the former Manchester United striker netting the third goal for his team.