Italian trio of De Rossi, Abate and Chiellini uncertain for Euro SF clash with Germany

Sydney: Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi and defenders Giorgio Chiellini and Ignazio Abate are doubtful for the Euro Cup semifinal clash with Germany as they are undergoing treatment for injuries.

“All three are making progress, and, we will do everything possible, right down to the last minute, to make them available” team doctor Enrico Castellacci was quoted as saying.

De Rossi has a problem with his sciatic nerve, and left Sunday`s penalty-shootout win over England in the 80th minute.

Abate has a muscle problem in his left leg and Chiellini has a left hamstring problem.

Abate`s replacement Christian Maggio picked up a yellow card that rules him out of Thursday`s match in Warsaw.