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Wednesday June 6 2012
Pirlo 'has bruised calf'

Andrea Pirlo has slight bruising on his calf, but is not thought to be at risk for Italy’s opening Euro 2012 game.

The Juventus midfielder did not take part in today’s training session in Krakow and it was later revealed by staff that he was suffering from a bruise to his right calf muscle.

However, it is only a light injury and the Azzurri are not worried about his fitness for Sunday’s Euro 2012 opener against Spain.

Meanwhile, Christian Maggio returned to training after his muscular problem, while Davide Astori joined the group.

The Cagliari defender was flown in to Poland as a stand-by in case Andrea Barzagli has to go home due to a calf strain.

A final decision on Barzagli will be made on Friday.

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