Injury problems are piling up for Roberto Mancini, as Lazio striker Ciro Immobile sustained a calf issue in training and is out of Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Switzerland, so Gianluca Scamacca is called in.
The two joint group leaders go head-to-head at the Stadio Olimpico on Friday evening and only one will have direct access to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as the runners-up go into a play-off.
Immobile was expected to start upfront in the 4-3-3 formation, but the Lazio hitman pulled up during training today with a calf issue, according to Sky Sport Italia.
It’s reported he has now left the Coverciano training ground following tests on the muscular injury.
In his place, the CT has called in Sassuolo centre-forward and Italy Under-21 international Scamacca.
— skysport (@SkySport) November 9, 2021