Euro 2020: Good news for Italy; Injured Marco Verratti close to return for Euro

Euro 2020: Good news for Italy; Injured Marco Verratti close to return for Euro
Euro 2020: Good news for Italy; Injured Marco Verratti close to return for Euro

Euro 2020: Good news for Italy; Injured Marco Verratti close to return for Euro-  Italy midfielder Marco Verratti is close to regaining fitness after missing his country’s opening Euro 2020 match with a knee problem, the team’s medical chief said on Sunday.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Verratti sat out Italy’s 3-0 win on Friday against Turkey, but has returned to training this weekend.

The team are now hopeful the 28-year-old could be fit for the final Group A games against the Swiss on Wednesday and Wales four days later.

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“Verratti’s recovery programme is going ahead as established without problems,” Andrea Ferretti, the Italian team’s chief doctor, told a press conference on Sunday.

“There are still three days left and there is still the so-called ‘last mile’ to go, the most demanding one.”

Verratti played for 20 minutes on Saturday in a game with the Pescara youth team.

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“We hope that everything continues as it has gone so far.”

Meanwhile, defender Alessandro Florenzi should be back training on Monday after pulling a calf muscle in the game against Turkey.

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