Claudio Marchisio has been ruled out of the Italy squad for friendlies with Germany and Liechtenstein due to injury.
The Juventus midfielder has left the Azzurri training camp at Coverciano due to 'muscular problems'. The 30-year-old has only just made his return at club level from a six month layoff due to an ACL injury, making just three total appearances for the Bianconeri so far this term.
In his place Italy CT Giampiero Ventura will call Roberto Gagliardini of Atalanta who has previously appeared for the Under-21 side, and the squad will rise to 29 players with the additional inclusion of Genoa's Armando Izzo.
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