Italy’s Defender Giorgio Chiellini to Miss Friendly with England

Italy's defender, Giorgio Chiellini has been forced to withdraw from the squad that’ll be facing Argentina and England.

The 33-year-old was supposed to start in each of the Azzurri's friendlies in England, with Italy facing Argentina at the Etihad Stadium before meeting the Three Lions at Wembley Stadium next week.

However, Chiellini will no longer be partaking in the upcoming international friendlies having suffered a thigh injury in Serie A action over the weekend.

Juventus said in a statement: “Having undergone medical tests, Giorgio Chiellini has withdrawn from Italy's upcoming international friendlies against Argentina and England after reporting a niggling injury to the flexor muscles in his right thigh during Saturday's match away to SPAL.

“The Bianconeri defender has therefore returned to Turin, where his condition will be monitored between today and tomorrow.”

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