Previous
Portugal
Chile
6:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Mexico
Ghana
1:00 AM UTC Jun 29, 2017
Game Details
Houston Dynamo
Sporting Kansas City
10:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Miami FC
Atlanta United FC
11:30 PM UTC
Game Details
New England Revolution
DC United
11:30 PM UTC
Game Details
FC Cincinnati
Chicago Fire
12:00 AM UTC Jun 29, 2017
Game Details
New York Red Bulls
Philadelphia Union
12:00 AM UTC Jun 29, 2017
Game Details
LA Galaxy
Sacramento Republic FC
2:30 AM UTC Jun 29, 2017
Game Details
San Jose Earthquakes
Seattle Sounders FC
2:30 AM UTC Jun 29, 2017
Game Details
Next
ItalyItaly
LiechtensteinLiechtenstein
5
0
FT
Game Details
ItalyItaly
UruguayUruguay
3
0
FT
Game Details

De Sciglio misses Italy opener

Italy have confirmed defender Mattia De Sciglio will miss his team's World Cup opener against England on Saturday through injury.

The AC Milan player got hurt during Thursday's training session and was taken to a nearby hospital to have an MRI.

"Defender Mattia De Sciglio, after today's (Thursday) training session in Portobello (Mangaritiba), has sustained a muscle strain in his left thigh,'' Italy team doctor Enrico Castellacci said. "The player underwent this afternoon an MRI at Angra dos Reis and the test has revealed an oedema in his left femoral biceps.

"De Sciglio will not be available for the first game against England.''

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli is unlikely to replace De Sciglio, despite having taken Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia as a reserve player to Brazil. The Azzurri can make a substitution because of an injury 24 hours prior to their World Cup debut.

De Sciglio has been ruled out for the Group D opener but is expected to recover in time for the clash with Costa Rica on June 20.

Prandelli will have the rest of his players available after Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti recovered from flu. The Italians travel to Manaus on Friday morning and will train at the Amazonia Arena later that day, the venue for Saturday's encounter.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.