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Giorgio Chiellini to miss friendly match against Brazil

Associated Press
Mar 18, 2013 at 07:19pm IST

Florence: Defender Giorgio Chiellini could miss Italy's upcoming matches against Brazil and Malta with injuries to both of his ankles.

Chiellini's left ankle was bruised during Juventus' 2-0 win over Bologna on Saturday, and Italy team physician Enrico Castellacci says the player is also still struggling to recover from a right ankle problem that kept him out earlier this season.

Italy faces Brazil in a friendly Thursday in Geneva, then visits Malta next week for a World Cup qualifier. Castellacci says a decision will be made on Wednesday whether to keep Chiellini in the squad or send him home.

Chiellini to miss friendly match against Brazil

Chiellini could miss Italy's upcoming matches against Brazil and Malta with injuries to both of his ankles.

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