England manager Roy Hodgson confirmed that Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck will miss Tuesday's international friendly against Italy, while Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling will also be excused from the game in Turin.
Hodgson revealed that Sterling delayed treatment on an existing injury to play in England's 4-0 Euro 2016 qualifying win over Lithuania on Friday, in which he scored.
Sterling also created the chance that allowed Harry Kane to grab his first international goal just 80 seconds into his...
Italy coach Antonio Conte expects Marco Verratti to step up in Andrea Pirlo's absence when his team takes on Bulgaria in Sofia in Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier.
The Azzurri are without the vastly experienced Pirlo, as well as Roma's Daniele De Rossi, with both midfielders recovering from injuries.
To complicate matters for Conte, Juve midfielder Claudio Marchisio injured his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Friday's training session and could be sidelined for six months.
England are set to come up against the best defence in international football when they meet Italy on Tuesday, according to Leonardo Bonucci.
Italy coach Antonio Conte is set to rely on the solid foundations upon which he won three straight Serie A titles with Juventus before taking charge of the national team last summer when the Three Lions visit the Juventus Stadium.
Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon should find Juve teammates Giorgio Chiellini, fit-again Andrea Barzagli and Bonucci in front of him...