Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Brescia's Sandro Tonali replaces Paris Saint-Germain's Marco Verratti in Italy squad
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, AS Roma defender Leonardo Spinazzola and Sassuolo striker Domenico Berardi have all been ruled out of Italy's final Euro 2020 qualifiers, the country's football federation (FIGC) confirmed on Monday
Leonardo Spinazzola had agreed a four-year contract, with the club shelling out 29.5 million euros ($33.48 million) for the 26-year-old, Roma said in a statement.
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"I'm not thinking about the play-offs, we need to think about the next two matches and then based on who we meet we'll weigh things up," said Ventura.
Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta has been called up to the Italy squad for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Israel just days after signing for the Premier League champions.
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“It would be better if the players I select were playing all the time, but there’s nothing we can do,” said Italy coach Giampiero Ventura.