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Sunday October 11 2015
Pirlo and Verratti skip training

Andrea Pirlo and Marco Verratti did not take part in Italy’s training session ahead of Norway.

The Azzurri are already qualified for Euro 2016, but need a point on Tuesday at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome to be sure of top spot.

Pirlo missed Saturday’s 3-1 victory in Azerbaijan due to a muscular problem.

The New York City FC midfielder is still not fit, as he trained separately from the rest of the squad today.

Verratti was arguably Man of the Match in Baku, but sustained a knock to the calf muscle and was rested.

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Saturday October 10 2015
Buffon: 'Italy almost a Conte side'

Gigi Buffon said Italy are still en route to becoming “an Antonio Conte side” and is happy to be back in Azerbaijan.

The Azzurri play today’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Baku at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT) and a victory would secure their spot in the tournament.

“I know the Coach very well, I know the way we train, so seeing the intensity and energy we put into training bodes well,” the goalkeeper told Rai Sport.

“We are trying to simplify matters to make it an even shorter journey to becoming an Antonio Conte side.

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Friday March 13 2015
Pirlo, Coman rested for Palermo-Juve

Juventus have released the list of call-ups to face Palermo, and will be resting midfielder Andrea Pirlo and forward Kingsley Coman.

The Bianconeri travel to Sicily tomorrow for their last domestic game ahead of the Champions League decider against Borussia Dortmund.

The call-ups confirm that Pirlo will be rested, in hopes that he may recover in time to play the German team, while Coman is also battling a shin contusion and won't be with the team.

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