UC Sampdoria's Éder has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury. The Brazilian-born striker, who scored on his Italy debut in the 2-2 draw with Bulgaria in March, suffered ligament damage in the Blucerchiati's 4-2 defeat by SSC Napoli on 26 April.
Éder, who has scored nine goals in 30 league games this term for Sampdoria, is expected to miss the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier against Croatia on 12 June.
Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will make his 147th appearance for the Azzuri. Retired defender Fabio Cannavaro has the next highest tally with 136.
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