Injured Gattuso out of Italy squad

الأحد، 30 أغسطس 2009 - 14:03

كتب : Omar AbdelAziz

Italy coach Marcello Lippi has named his squad for the upcoming qualifiers against Georgia and Bulgaria, missing AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso.

Gattuso was injured and sent off as Milan were thrashed 4-0 by rivals Inter on Saturday, and scans showed that the tenacious midfielder will be out for two weeks with an ankle injury.

Lippi was forced to omit Gattuso for his roster, but Roma ace Daniele De Rossi has returned.

However, Lippi decided to overlook Fiorentina's Riccardo Montolivo, Sampdoria's Antonio Cassano and Juventus' Alessandro Del Piero.

Italy will face Georgia in Tbilisi on September 5th, four days before hosting Bulgaria in Turin.