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Pellegrini to lose Euro2020 after muscle injury

Thu 10 June 2021 | 11:18

The Italian national team is facing another injury in the midfield and Mancini's hand is even tighter.

Italian midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini is likely to miss Euro 2020 due to a muscle injury and will be replaced by Gattano Castrovili.

Pellegrini has been rested as a precaution in the last two friendly matches, but according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, he suffered a new injury in yesterday's training session in


. Medical tests were performed this morning and it was determined that he had a muscle injury.

The Italian federation has asked UEFA to replace Pellegrini with Gaetana Castrovili, who has been added to the Coverciano camp. The Fiorentina midfielder will train with the Italian national team wainting to be allowed by UEFA to play for Italy.

FIGC's statement reads: “

The FIGC has submitted a request to UEFA surrounding the possibility of replacing Lorenzo Pellegrini, who, in training yesterday, picked up an injury,” the official statement reads.

“He was taken for a scan this morning and will nonetheless remain part of the group, which will travel to Rome this morning. In anticipation of an answer from UEFA, Gaetano Castrovilli will join up with the group in Rome.”

Pellegrini's injury will be a severe blow to the Italian national team, which previously lost Stefano Sensi to a similar injury. Marco Verratti is also not fully prepared and will miss two group stage matches. Italy will host the opening match of the World Cup against Turkey on Friday night.


source: SportMob