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Italy manager Roberto Mancini is likely to include a number of his Euro 2020 stars in the starting XI for a match he has said represents the "end of a cycle"
Giorgio Chiellini is still not sure whether he will be retiring completely from football or not.
Chiellini, who has formed a potent center-back pairing with Leonardo Bonucci during his career, is sixth on Italy's all-time list with 116 appearances.
The defender had been in isolation at home after coming into contact with a positive case during the week, according to news reports, before being tested on Saturday.
Chiellini's absence is a big blow heading into Friday's clash in Rome against the Swiss, who trail Group C leaders Italy on goal difference with two games remaining for both teams
Wednesday's match at the San Siro will be the sternest test of Italy's 37-match run without defeat since they won Euro 2020 in the summer.
Euro 2020: From Kane vs Chiellini to Maguire vs Immobile, five key battles which could decide the final
The Euro 2020 final between Italy and England on Sunday at Wembley is widely expected to be a close match decided by fine margins.
Euro 2020: Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci, Italy's old guard aim to defy English 'youngsters'
The Juventus centre-backs are the only survivors of Italy's 4-0 final loss to Spain in Euro 2012, and central to the side Roberto Mancini's reconstructed after the Azzurri failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup campaign behind them.
Spain are unbeaten in the last 13 games. Italy last lost a match in 2018.
Chiellini pulled a flexor muscle in his left leg and will undergo exams on Thursday, a spokesperson for the federation confirmed
Italy will advance as Group A winners if they avoid defeat against surprise Euro 2016 semi-finalists Wales at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.
While he has made more than 100 appearances and been involved in more victories than defeats, Giorgio Chiellini’s Italy career has been marked mostly by disappointment when it counts most.
Borussia Dortmund concerns over star striker Erling Haaland possibly missing Sevilla’s visit were eased on Monday when the Norwegian could take a full part in training.
Champions League: Andrea Pirlo's Juventus slammed as 'clueless and devoid of ideas' after Porto defeat
Corriere Dello Sport branded the defeat as Juventus' "worst match of the season". The Italian newspaper blasted the Turin side as "distracted and superficial" while describing star striker Cristiano Ronaldo as "a ghost".
Italian Super Cup: Clash of moods as Andrea Pirlo seeks first Juventus trophy against Gennaro Gattuso's Napoli
It will be the fourth Super Cup meeting between Juventus and Napoli. The southerners won in 1990 and 2014 and lost in 2012.
Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini 'admires' Uruguay striker Luis Suarez for biting him at 2014 World Cup
Suarez, who escaped punishment during the game, was later banned for four months plus nine internationals — but Chiellini said he bore no grudge towards him.
Chiellini, who has a master's degree in business administration, was the main go-between for players and management when the squad agreed to forgo 90 million euros in wages to help the club
Serie A: Inter Milan reclaim top spot after beating 10-man Udinese; Juventus held to goalless draw by Fiorentina
Inter Milan reclaimed top spot in Serie A after a win over 10-man Udinese as Juventus lost three players to injury in a painful goalless draw at Fiorentina.
Euro 2020 qualifiers: Matthijs de Ligt leading generation of gilded Dutch youth against fierce rivals Germany
For Matthijs de Ligt and the new generation of young Dutch talent, Friday's Euro 2020 qualifier against fierce rivals Germany is the latest chance to prove they are ready for a return to the big time.