Sunday October 4 2015
Berardi doubt for Italy call-up

There are fears Domenico Berardi could miss his first senior Italy call-up after a muscular problem for Sassuolo.

He was named in the starting XI for today’s Serie A game against Empoli at the Stadio Castellani.

However, he pulled up during the warm-up with a muscular problem and was replaced by Matteo Politano.

It remains to be seen whether this is a genuine injury or if Sassuolo stopped Berardi as a precautionary measure ahead of international duty.

Coach Antonio Conte called the 21-year-old for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Norway.

Berardi spent much of this season out injured and had only recently returned to action.

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