Pirlo to miss Brazil game
21 June 2013, 16:07
Brasilia - Italy's star midfielder Andrea Pirlo will miss the final group match
against Brazil at the Confederations Cup with a strained right leg
muscle, adding to coach Cesare Prandelli's problems in the centre of the
Italy team physician Enrico Castellacci says he hopes Pirlo can return
for the semifinals. But combined with the absence of Daniele De Rossi,
who will also miss the Brazil game because of two yellow cards, it means
coach Cesare Prandelli will have to overhaul his line-up.
Italy advanced with a 4-3 win over Japan and is level with Brazil atop
Group A heading into Saturday's match, which will determine the group
The absences mean Alberto Aquilani, who only lasted 30 minutes against
Japan, could return to the line-up, as could Antonio Candreva and
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