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Marchisio out, Italy call up Gagliardini and Izzo

07 November 2016, 19:30

Rome - Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio will miss his country's World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein in Vaduz on Thursday, coach Giampiero Ventura opting to call up Roberto Gagliardini and Armando Izzo.

Marchisio, making his return from a serious knee injury, has been sent back to Juventus as a precaution after complaining of left leg pains, the Italian football federation explained.

Ventura immediately drafted in Atalanta midfielder Gagliardini and Genoa's central defender Izzo.

Italy are level top with Spain in European qualifying Group G with seven points from three games.

Also read: Buffon reveals Italy job interest

Italy squad

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan), Mattia Perin (Genoa)

Defenders: Luca Antonelli (AC Milan), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Matteo Darmian (Manchester United/ENG), Mattia De Sciglio (AC Milan), Alessio Romagnoli (AC Milan), Daniele Rugani (Juventus), Davide Zappacosta (Torino), Davide Astori (Fiorentina), Armando Izzo (Genoa)

Midfielders: Giacomo Bonaventura (AC Milan), Antonio Candreva (Inter Milan), Danilo Cataldi (Lazio), Daniele De Rossi (AS Roma), Marco Parolo (Lazio) Marco Verratti (PSG/FRA), Roberto Gagliardini (Atalanta Bergamo)

Forwards: Andrea Belotti (Torino), Eder (Inter Milan), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Manolo Gabbiadini (Napoli), Matteo Politano (Sassuolo), Nicola Sansone (Villarreal/ESP), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Leonardo Pavoletti (Genoa), Simone Zaza (West Ham/ENG)

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