Italy defender Davide
Astori was summoned to their Euro 2012 base in Poland on
Wednesday given the doubts about the fitness of Andrea Barzagli.
Azzurri coach Cesare Prandelli has said he will wait until
Friday's deadline for replacements to decide whether to keep
Barzagli in the squad after the centre-back was all but ruled
out of the group stage with a calf problem.
The Italian football federation said in a statement that
Cagliari's Astori was en route to Krakow, suggesting Barzagli
could be losing his fight to persuade Prandelli.
Injury worries, coupled with left-back Domenico Criscito
being dropped from the squad so he can battle match-fixing
allegations, have led Prandelli to consider playing three at the
back in their Group C opener against holders Spain on Sunday.
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