Ahead of two crucial matches in the qualifying rounds for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, injury problems continued in the Italian national team as captain Giorgio Ciellini was the latest player to leave the national team.
Doubts have been raised about the European champion captain’s participation in the last two crucial matches in the qualifying rounds against Switzerland and Northern Ireland, but the Italian federation said yesterday that the team had left the training camp.
Chiellini’s absence is a big blow ahead of Friday’s match against Switzerland, who will be chasing C’s captains “Azzurri”, and both teams are one goal behind, with two games remaining. .
Italy and Switzerland are the only two teams competing for first place in Group C, which guarantees direct qualification for the World Cup to be held in Qatar between November and December next year.
Italy will play the final round against Northern Ireland in Belfast next Monday, while Switzerland will finish their matches by hosting Bulgaria.
Italian national team striker Ciro has suffered a calf injury due to a lack of immobilization, and Roma midfielders Nicolo Janiolo and Lorenzo Pellegrini have also lost their efforts due to injury, while coach Roberto Mancini is also available. Inter midfielder Nicolas Barila, who missed training on Tuesday, is waiting for his fate.
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