De­fender As­tori re­places in­jured Barza­gli in Italy squad

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

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.

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