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source : Daily Soccer
Coco pops out of training as Italian casualties mount
MILAN, April 16 (AFP)

Barcelona and Italy player Francesco Coco had to withdraw from training Tuesday and is now doubtful for Wednesday's friendly international with Uruguay at the San Siro Stadium, ANSA news agency reported.

Coco pulled up with a strained right ankle after a training ground collision with Gennaro Gattuso of AC Milan at the Milanello training camp normally used by AC Milan but taken over by Italy before Wednesday's match.

It is not yet clear if Coco will be able to feature in the game but a dressing was immediately applied to the injury and he had to limp off.

Italy coach Giovanni Trapatonni was so short of players that he had to replace Coco in the practice match, drawing applause with some fine ball skills.

Earlier Tuesday Atalanta player Cristiano Doni has pulled out with muscle problems and will be unable to line up in Italy's last home friendly before the World Cup.

Doni has only forced his way into contention this year in a season that has seen him net 16 goals for his club in Serie A and he made a goalscoring debut for the 'Azzurri' in November's 1-1 friendly draw with Japan.

Doni and Coco join a lengthy list of casualties including Inter Milan pair Marco Materazzi and Christian Vieri, Mark Iuliano of Juventus and Demetrio Albertini of AC Milan.

AS Roma striker Marco Delvecchio has also been unable to train normally but of the injured players only Albertini will miss the World Cup.

 
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