Juventus talent Fagioli out of Italy game with Austria

Roberto Mancini has named a 25-man squad for Sunday’s friendly in Austria, but lost Juventus midfielder Nicolò Fagioli to injury.

The Azzurri came back from a goal down to beat Albania 3-1 in Tirana on Wednesday evening and will be at the Ernst Happel Stadion in Vienna on Sunday at 19.45 GMT for the final match of 2022.

Fagioli sustained a knock to the right foot during training this afternoon and was ruled out of the match, so will return to Turin for tests with Juventus medical staff.

Sandro Tonali of Milan had already withdrawn after falling heavily on his head and shoulder during the Albania match, while Salernitana wing-back Pasquale Mazzocchi suffered a muscular problem.

The squad is therefore reduced to 25 players for the journey to Vienna tomorrow.

There will be a minute’s silence before kick-off in Austria-Italy for former player Gerhard Rodax, who died in an accident on Wednesday.

He had 20 senior caps for Austria, participating in the 1990 World Cup and scoring a goal against the USA.

Italy squad for Austria

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint Germain), Alex Meret (Napoli), Ivan Provedel (Lazio), Guglielmo Vicario (Empoli)

Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Inter), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Federico Dimarco (Inter), Federico Gatti (Juventus), Fabiano Parisi (Empoli), Giorgio Scalvini (Atalanta)

Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Inter), Fabio Miretti (Juventus), Matteo Pessina (Monza), Samuele Ricci (Torino), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain)

Forwards: Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Wilfried Gnonto (Leeds), Vincenzo Grifo (Freiburg), Simone Pafundi (Udinese), Andrea Pinamonti (Sassuolo), Matteo Politano (Napoli), Giacomo Raspadori (Napoli), Nicolò Zaniolo (Roma)

One Comment on “Juventus talent Fagioli out of Italy game with Austria”

  1. These guys are so soft. A knock? I hope he lives!

    Had we qualified to the World Cup , we’d arrive in popr physical condition ans be eliminated early.

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