The Italian Football Association said that it had asked UEFA to allow Gaetano Castrovilli to join the Italian national team participating in the European Championship 2020, instead of the injured Lorenzo Pellegrini.
Pellegrini was injured during the Italian team’s training, yesterday, Wednesday, while he was trying to regain his full fitness before the start of the continental championship.
The Italian Football Federation said in a statement today, Thursday: “The Italian Football Association submitted a request to the European Union (UEFA), regarding the possibility of replacing Lorenzo Pellegrini, who suffered an injury during training yesterday (Wednesday).”
“Pellegrini went to undergo a radiological examination this morning (Thursday), and will remain with the group that will travel to Rome” later today, the statement added.
Italy will meet at home at the Olympic Stadium in the capital, Rome, with the Turkish national team, tomorrow, Friday, in the opening match of the European Nations Cup 2020.