Ogbonna out of Italy squad

Angelo Ogbonna has withdrawn from the Italy squad ahead of the World Cup qualifying matches against Armenia and Denmark.

Last Updated: 09/10/12 at 11:37 Post Comment

Angelo Ogbonna: Withdraws from WC qualifiers

Angelo Ogbonna: Withdraws from WC qualifiers

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Torino defender Angelo Ogbonna has withdrawn from the Italy squad ahead of the World Cup qualifying matches against Armenia and Denmark.

The 24-year-old was included in a 27-man squad named by Cesare Prandelli on Sunday night, but an inflamed prostate gland has forced the centre-back out of contention.

AC Milan defender Ignazio Abate sat out training in Coverciano on Monday, due to a cold, with Paris St Germain midfielder Marco Verratti still nursing a bruised foot.

Prandelli has yet to announce a replacement for Ogbonna ahead of Friday night's Group B game against Armenia at the Hrazdan Stadium in Yerevan.

On Tuesday, the Azzurri welcome Morten Olsen's Denmark to the San Siro in Milan.


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