8 days after the injury suffered in the first half of the match against Switzerland, Giorgio Chiellini is back to work in a group in Coverciano. After a first warm-up phase away from the team, in fact, the blue captain joined his defense mates for a specific passive job, led by Mancini. Chiellini performed the exercise as an alternative to Bonucci, a sign that he is on the road to recovery but not yet ready to take the field from the start. Against Austria then next to Bonucci there will be Acerbi. Alessandro Florenzi, who is recovering from the problem in his right calf, worked separately again. Only one real question of formation: Verratti (favorite) the Locatelli. Mancini will decide only at the last minute
Lawn ko, no finishing at Wembley
It will be the Englishman Taylor to referee Italy-Austria
To preserve the tightness of the turf, UEFA prevented both Italy and Austria from training at Wembley the day before the challenge valid for the round of 16 of the European Championships (Saturday 26 June, 21:00). It seems, in fact, that the field is not in good condition and so in order not to create overload on the lawn, the two teams will not be able to play the eve session in the London stadium, which hosts the match that in reality should have originally been played in Dublin.
How the Azzurri’s program changes
The measure forces the National to review the program for Friday. L’Italy will train in the morning a Coverciano, with the beginning of the session scheduled between 9:30 and 10:00; the hypothesis of relying on another sports facility in the English capital was not considered. So the departure from Florence, which therefore is shifted by a few hours compared to the original 10:30, at a time of London. Around 20:15 the team will perform the walk around a Wembley to begin to get acquainted with the field and for 20:30 the press conference held by the coach is scheduled Roberto Mancini and yes Leonardo Bonucci.