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Chiellini is back in Italy training, but won't start against Austria

Thu 24 June 2021 | 19:19

Giorgio Chiellini has returned to Italy training ahead of the Euro 2020 last-16 showdown against Austria, while Marco Veratti is likely to be picked ahead of Manuel Locatelli.

Italy

will face

Austria

in the second Euro 2020 last-16 tie at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

The Italians impressed during the group stages, winning all three of their matches. 

Roberto Mancini

's men are arguably considered the real contenders for this year’s European Championship.

Austria

reached the knockout stages of the Euros for the very first time after defeating

Ukraine

.

For Italy,

Juventus

center-back

Giorgio Chiellini

is back in training after picking up an injury during his side’s game against

Switzerland

, but his participation against Austria is in doubt.

Alessandro Florenzi

is also unlikely to be fit to play and

Giovanni Di Lorenzo

is set to take his place at right-back rather than

Rafael Toloi

.

The big decision is in midfield, with

Verratti

looking more and more likely to be prefered to

Sassuolo

’s star

Manuel Locatelli

.

The rest of the starting line-up for Italy is clear, with

Domenico Berardi

,

Ciro Immobile

and

Lorenzo Insigne

upfront.


source: SportMob