NATIONS - Italy rocked with injuries ahead of decisive World Cup qualifier
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As the European champions prepare for their vital final 2022 World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland, they are rocked with yet another set of injuries on Saturday.
Coach Roberto Mancini has lost three more players for Monday's match at Windsor Park, after captain Giorgio Chiellini and first-choice striker Ciro Immobile were both ruled out of Friday's 1-1 draw with Switzerland.
The Italian Football Federation announced that Alessandro Bastoni and Davide Calabria are out injured, while Cristiano Biraghi has left the Azzurri camp for "personal reasons."
Mancini has called up Davide Zappacosta to his team for the match, which will determine whether Italy qualifies for the 2019 World Cup in Qatar after missing out last year.
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