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Tuesday October 4 2011
Rossi a doubt for Italy

Giuseppe Rossi is a doubt for Italy's meaningless Euro 2012 qualifier against Serbia on Friday because of injury.

The Villarreal striker scored twice in a practice match on Tuesday, but ended the session with a left knee problem that has troubled him in recent weeks.

The forward becomes boss Cesare Prandelli's latest injury concern for the upcoming ties versus Serbia and Northern Ireland.

Inter centre-forward Giampaolo Pazzini is expected to miss this week's game, while Federico Balzaretti has to prove his fitness.

Zenit left-back Domenico Criscito left the Azzurri's training base earlier in the day after a groin problem saw his enforced withdrawal from the set-up.

Italy, who have already qualified for the European Championship, took on a Lega Pro Under-20 side this afternoon in a game which ended 5-0 to Prandelli's boys.

As well as Rossi, Parma's Sebastian Giovinco grabbed a brace and Manchester City ace Mario Balotelli scored the other.

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