Wednesday June 4 2014
Barzagli misses Luxembourg with fever

Andrea Barzagli is still struggling with a fever and will miss Italy’s game with Luxembourg this evening.

The Juventus defender had been named in Cesare Prandelli’s starting XI for the match in Perugia tonight, but the FIGC have confirmed that he will in fact sit out the clash.

The Bianconeri man has, instead, been ordered to travel up to Rome a day earlier than the rest of the squad and try to recover in time for tomorrow’s flight to Rio.

Club-mate Leonardo Bonucci will now partner Giorgio Chiellini instead at Stadio Renato Curi.

Kick for the game against the European minnows is 19.45 BST.