Injury forces Verratti out of Italy squad for Croatia

AFP, Wednesday 12 Nov 2014

Paris Saint Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has left Italy's training camp and will return to France to undergo further treatment on a troublesome adductor injury, the Italian football federation (FIGC) said Wednesday.

"This morning the Paris Saint Germain midfielder will return to France to continue physiotherapy on his injured left adductor muscle which prevented him from training on Monday," said a statement from the FIGC.

Italy face Croatia in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifying clash on Sunday at the San Siro stadium in Milan.

Croatia top Group H ahead of Italy, who are also unbeaten after three opening qualifiers, on goals difference.

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