Wednesday June 27 2012
De Rossi set to face Germany

Italy’s Daniele De Rossi is looking good to be declared fit to face Germany in Thursday’s Euro 2012 semi-final.

There is some doubt over the physical condition of the Roma player after he was replaced in the shoot-out victory over England at the weekend.

The midfielder is struggling with sciatica in his left leg, but he’s undergone extensive treatment over the last 72 hours in a bid to recover.

According to Sky Sport Italia, De Rossi will be risked in the tie as the Azzurri look to book their place in Sunday’s Final against Portugal or Spain.

Milan man Antonio Nocerino remains on stand-by just in case De Rossi suffers a relapse between now and tomorrow night.

Blog: De Rossi – a universal soldier. Euro 2012 should be remembered as the international consecration of Daniele De Rossi, writes Antonio Labbate.

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