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Sunday November 17 2019
No serious injury for Pjanic

Juventus have received good news that midfielder Miralem Pjanic's injury isn't as serious as first believed.

Pjanic hobbled off during Bosnia-Herzegovina's 3-0 defeat to Roberto Mancini's Italy on Friday night with a muscle injury.

It was originally thought that Pjanic might be out for some time, however after being assessed at the J-Medical centre today, the club have confirmed that there is no muscle tear.

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Saturday November 16 2019
Mancini: 'No Euro 2020 experiments'

Roberto Mancini warned his Italy squad for Euro 2020 is practically decided and there's "no time for experiments," but Mario Balotelli “will return when he deserves it.”

The Azzurri set a new all-time record of 10 consecutive victories and maintained their perfect record in training with last night’s 3-0 win away to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

They can complete the set when hosting Armenia in Palermo on Monday evening.

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NEWS
Saturday November 16 2019
Pjanic returns to Juve for tests

Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has been released from international duty by Bosnia and Herzegovina due to injury.

He pulled up during last night’s 3-0 Italy victory in Zenica, suffering from a muscular problem in his right adductor.

The Bosnian Federation announced this afternoon that Pjanic would be released early, as he won’t be fit to play against Liechtenstein on Monday.

He will now undergo tests with his club in Turin to ascertain the extent of the damage.

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BLOG ITALIA
Saturday November 16 2019
Azzurri built around quality

Italy finally have an identity built around a group of quality midfielders, writes Emmet Gates, but concerns remain in defence.

Roberto Mancini made history. Following Italy’s fluid 3-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Bilino Polje stadium in Zenica. This was Mancini’s 10th consecutive win with the Azzurri, surpassing the legendary Vittorio Pozzo’s record in the late 1930s. It was also a sixth consecutive away win, another first.

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Saturday November 16 2019
Donnarumma: 'Italy make Euro 2020 impact'

Gianluigi Donnarumma maintains Italy “can continue this run into Euro 2020 and have our say against any opponent.”

The Azzurri set a new all-time record with their 10th consecutive victory, the sixth in a row on their travels, with a 3-0 result at Bosnia and Herzegovina.

“We knew it wouldn’t be easy, but we did very well and put in a fine performance,” the Milan goalkeeper told Rai Sport.

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Friday November 15 2019
Gollini: 'Fantastic' Italy debut

Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini felt “fantastic” on his senior Italy debut, but concedes there’s a lot of competition for places.

The shot-stopper came off the bench for the final few minutes of their 3-0 victory in Bosnia and Herzegovina, replacing Gianluigi Donnarumma.

“It was really a fantastic feeling and I cannot deny it reminded me of my Serie A debut,” Gollini told Rai Sport in Zenica.

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Friday November 15 2019
Castrovilli: 'Proud of Italy debut'

Gaetano Castrovilli made his Italy debut and had a special dedication after the 3-0 win in Bosnia and Herzegovina. “I am very proud.”

Just months after his Serie A debut, he has become a regular with the Viola jersey and now earned his first Azzurri cap.

“I am very happy, very proud and I dedicate this moment to my family,” the Fiorentina midfielder told Rai Sport.

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Friday November 15 2019
Pjanic: 'Bosnia didn't deserve to qualify'

Miralem Pjanic admits Bosnia and Herzegovina “certainly don’t deserve” to qualify from this Euro 2020 group, but hopes his injury is not serious.

“We certainly don’t deserve to be in the top two of this group,” the Juventus midfielder told Rai Sport following a 3-0 home defeat to Italy.

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Friday November 15 2019
Mancini: 'Record is pleasing'

Roberto Mancini praised Italy for “an excellent performance” to beat Bosnia 3-0 and maintain their 100 per cent record in Euro 2020 qualifying.

This is a new all-time Azzurri record of 10 consecutive victories, surpassing the nine achieved in 1938-39.

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Friday November 15 2019
Azzurri set perfect 10 record

Roberto Mancini has made history as the first ever Italy coach to win 10 consecutive matches, beating Vittorio Pozzo’s 1938-39 record.

The Azzurri continued their 100 per cent record in the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with this evening’s 3-0 success in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

It was the Nazionale’s 10th win on the bounce between competitive matches and friendlies, the longest ever streak for this nation.

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