Italian midfielder Pellegrini injured on the eve of Euro 2020

Rome: Italy has asked UEFA for permission to replace Lorenzo Pellegrini with Gaetano Castrovilli of Fiorentina in their Euro 2020 squad after the Roma midfielder was injured, the Italian Federation announced on Thursday football (FIGC).

Pellegrini struggled to get back into shape ahead of the tournament, but secured a place in Roberto Mancini’s 26-man squad, before suffering an injury in training on Wednesday.

“The FIGC has submitted a request to UEFA regarding the possibility of replacing Lorenzo Pellegrini, who was injured in training yesterday,” a statement from the FIGC read.

“He was taken for a CT scan this morning and will nonetheless be part of the group, which will travel to Rome this morning. Pending a response from UEFA, Gaetano Castrovilli will join the squad in Rome. “Italy welcome Turkey to Stadio Olimpico in Rome for the tournament opener on Friday.

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