Giovinco out of Italy squad for Dutch friendly

February 4, 2013, 10:42 AM

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

FLORENCE, Italy — Juventus striker Sebastian Giovinco has dropped out of Italy’s squad for its friendly against the Netherlands on Wednesday due to a thigh injury.


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Giovinco reported for duty at Italy’s training camp on Monday for medical tests but was then allowed to leave.

The 26-year-old forward injured his right thigh during Juventus’ 2-1 win at Chievo Verona on Sunday.

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has said he will not call up a replacement.

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