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Italy to wait on Pirlo

Published: Saturday 5 June 2010, 17.31CET
Italy will make a decision on 13 June whether or not to call up a replacement to their FIFA World Cup squad for Andrea Pirlo, who suffered a calf injury in the world champions' 2-1 loss to Mexico on Thursday. The Azzurri medical staff expect the AC Milan midfielder to be sidelined for "15 to 20 days", ruling him out of his team's Group F opener against Paraguay in Cape Town on 14 June. "He will probably travel to South Africa but will, for sure, miss the first game," said Enrico Castellacci, Italy's head doctor.

Published: Saturday 5 June 2010, 17.31CET

Italy to wait on Pirlo

Italy will make a decision on 13 June whether or not to call up a replacement to their FIFA World Cup squad for Andrea Pirlo, who suffered a calf injury in the world champions' 2-1 loss to Mexico on Thursday. The Azzurri medical staff expect the AC Milan midfielder to be sidelined for "15 to 20 days", ruling him out of his team's Group F opener against Paraguay in Cape Town on 14 June. "He will probably travel to South Africa but will, for sure, miss the first game," said Enrico Castellacci, Italy's head doctor.
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