Defender Astori replaces injured Barzagli in Italy squad
Fiorentina defender Davide Astori has been called up to the Italy squad as a replacement for the injured Andrea Barzagli. Barzagli was stretchered off in the fifth minute of Juventus' 2-1 victory at Chievo Verona on Sunday after dislocating his shoulder. Astori, who has made 12 appearances for Italy, had been part of Gian Piero Ventura's previous two squads but was left off the 28-man list for the matches against Liechtenstein and Germany. Italy travels to Vaduz for a World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein on Nov. 12, before playing Germany in a friendly at San Siro in Milan, three days later. Italy is level with Spain at the top of Group G, a point above Albania and Israel.