nazionale maggiore


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USA, English
Can anyone tell me how to translate "nazionale maggiore"?

The context is an article on Antonio Cassano. The sentence says...

"Nel 2003, a 21 anni, esordisce nella Nazionale maggiore."

I wrote: "In 2003, at age 21, he debutted in the ??? national football team"

I know the "nazionale" refers to the national football team, but "maggiore"?

Thanks in advance!
  • Paulfromitaly

    National football team.
    They specify that it is "maggiore" because there's also a national team for under 21 players only (nationale minore/under 21).
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