Thursday November 9 2017
Zaza at risk for Sweden

Simone Zaza pulled up with a knee injury in training today, so he’s a major doubt for Italy’s play-off with Sweden.

The striker has been recalled to the squad for the first time since Euro 2016, and had been expected to start in Stockholm tomorrow.

However, Sky reports that he was forced to abandon today’s training session after aggravating a previous problem with his left knee.

Zaza will remain with the squad and will fly out to Sweden, but it now looks unlikely he’ll start tomorrow.

It’s a headache for Giampiero Ventura, as Andrea Belotti is just coming back from an injury himself, so it’s not clear who will partner Ciro Immobile tomorrow.

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