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Montagna replaces Selva for San Marino

Published: Tuesday 5 October 2010, 17.04CET
San Marino's all-time leading scorer Andy Selva is out of their Group E qualifiers in Hungary and at home to Moldova with a calf injury, meaning a call for Paolo Montagna.
Montagna replaces Selva for San Marino
Andy Selva is out of San Marino's two qualifiers this week ©AFP
 
Published: Tuesday 5 October 2010, 17.04CET

Montagna replaces Selva for San Marino

San Marino's all-time leading scorer Andy Selva is out of their Group E qualifiers in Hungary and at home to Moldova with a calf injury, meaning a call for Paolo Montagna.

San Marino will be without their all-time leading scorer, Andy Selva, for their forthcoming games with Hungary and Moldova in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group E.

The 34-year-old striker, the most-capped San Marino player still active and scorer of a record eight goals, has suffered a calf injury in training with his club Hellas-Verona FC. The problem will keep him out of the visit to Hungary on Friday and home game against Moldova next Tuesday.

S.S. Cosmos forward Paolo Montagna, without a goal in 40 international appearances, takes Selva's place with Nicola Albani, Nicola Ciacci and Manuel Marani the only squad members to have scored for San Marino. They lost their opening qualifiers last month to the Netherlands and Sweden.

San Marino squad
Goalkeepers:
Michele Ceccoli (SP Libertas), Aldo Simoncini (AC Bellaria Igea Marina).

Defenders: Nicola Albani (S.S. Murata), Simone Bacciocchi (AC Juvenes-Dogana), Giacomo Benedettini (FC Tre Fiori), Michele Cervellini (AC Juvenes-Dogana), Alessandro Della Valle (Sanvitese ACD), Fabio Vitaioli (Sammaurese AC), Damiano Vannucci (AC Juvenes-Dogana).

Midfielders: Matteo Andreini (FC Tre Fiori), Fabio Bollini (SP La Fiorita), Matteo Bugli (ASD Novasecchiano), Maicol Berretti (S.S. Pennarossa), Carlo Valentini (Sammaurese AC), Matteo Vitaioli (San Marino Calcio).

Forwards: Nicola Ciacci (S.S. Pennarossa), Manuel Marani (ASD Riccione), Paolo Montagna (S.S. Cosmos).

Last updated: 05/10/10 18.07CET

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