Cutrone and 2 defenders leave Italy squad with injuries
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Three injured players have left Italy's squad ahead of a friendly against Ukraine and a UEFA Nations League match at Poland.
Forward Patrick Cutrone and defenders Alessio Romagnoli and Danilo D'Ambrosio were all ruled out with minor physical problems.
Sampdoria defender Lorenzo Tonelli and Valencia fullback Cristiano Piccini were called up as replacements.
Striker Ciro Immobile remained with the squad despite a broken finger.
Giovinco back in Italy squad after 3-year absence
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Sebastian Giovinco is back in the Italy squad after an absence of nearly three years, but Mario Balotelli has been left out.
Italy coach Roberto Mancini included the 31-year-old Toronto FC forward in the 28-man squad he named Friday for upcoming matches against Ukraine and Poland.
Giovinco, who has scored one goal in 23 appearances for Italy, last played for his country on Oct. 15, 2015.
Sampdoria draws 1-1 against Fiorentina in rearranged match
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Sampdoria and Fiorentina played out a 1-1 draw in their rescheduled Serie A match on Wednesday.
The match had been scheduled for the opening weekend but was postponed after a bridge collapse that killed 43 people in Genoa.
Both teams had a chance to move second in the fledgling Serie A standings with a victory.