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FIFA News: Italy forward Simone Zaza in doubt for World Cup playoff against Sweden
Italy ahead Simone Zaza injured his left knee in coaching on Thursday, a day earlier than the primary leg of a World Cup playoff towards Sweden.The Italian soccer federation mentioned Zaza stopped coaching due to a ‘flare-up of a earlier drawback together with his left knee.’
Zaza traveled with the remainder of the squad to Sweden, however, is doubtful for Friday’s match.
There are already query marks over forwards Andrea Belotti and Ciro Motionless. Belotti, who scored 26 targets with Torino in Serie A final season, is working his approach again from a proper knee damage. Motionless leads the Italian league with 14 targets in 11 matches this season however not too long ago strained a leg muscle.
“Zaza had a slight drawback, however, we aren’t going to despair,” Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura instructed an information convention on the stadium in Solna. “If he’s matched he’ll play, if not we’ll attempt to get him prepared for Monday.
“Belotti is significantly better now than when he arrived, he had solely performed two video games with little coaching for the reason that damage, so he wasn’t at his greatest.”
The 2 groups meet within the opening leg on Friday, is considered one of 4 European playoffs. The return match will likely be on the San Siro in Milan three days later.