Italy without Giorgio Chiellini for Holland friendly

Italy will be without defender Giorgio Chiellini for Thursday`s friendly against the Netherlands because of a calf injury, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) confirmed on Tuesday.

AFP| Updated: Sep 03, 2014, 10:27 AM IST
Italy without Giorgio Chiellini for Holland friendly

Rome: Italy will be without defender Giorgio Chiellini for Thursday`s friendly against the Netherlands because of a calf injury, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) confirmed on Tuesday.

Chiellini, who made headlines at the World Cup when he was bitten by Uruguay striker Luis Suarez in their group game, is also doubtful for the Azzurri`s opening Euro 2016 qualifying Group H fixture against Norway in Oslo next Tuesday, September 9.

New Italy coach Antonio Conte is already without another Juventus defender in Andrea Barzagli for the games so Leonardo Bonucci and Angelo Ogbonna could start both matches.