Italy registered three new losses in defense before the game in Northern Ireland on Monday, decisive for the qualification to the World-wide-2022; Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni, Davide Calabria (AC Milan) and Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina).
Calabria, who played the last ten minutes against Switzerland (1-1) on Friday in Rome, has touched the right calf, and Biraghi, who was on the bench against ‘Nati’, “returns home for personal reasons,” he said. the Italian federation.
Bastoni, who was not on the sheet for the game against the Helvetians, has suffered from muscle fatigue in the adductors since the Milan derby last Sunday.
The names of these three players are added to the casualties of Roberto Mancini’s team: Giorgio Chiellini, Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Nicolo Zaniolo, in addition to other injured who were not called (Spinazzola, Verratti and Kean).
Even before the dismissal of 22-year-old Bastoni (9 teams) was made official, Mancini called up Sassuolo defender Gian Marco Ferrari, 29, on Friday to alleviate the absences.
Italy and Switzerland, tied for points in key C, will compete for first place on Monday, synonymous with a direct ticket to the 2022 World Cup. The ‘Azzurra’ will play in Northern Ireland and Switzerland will host Bulgaria.