Andera Pirlo should not be playing in the World Cup in 2010 due to his calf injury. Conversely, Mauro Camoranesi can come to defend "GLI Azzurri."
He injured his calf while appearing in a friendly against Mexico on Thursday (06/03/2010) then. The injury was serious enough and the possibility can not be recovered during the group stage. Pirlo role will likely be replaced by Riccardo Montolivo as the midfield general of Italy with Daniele De Rossi.
If Pirlo fared poorly, but not with Camoranesi and Claudio Marchisio who was also injured. Both certainly appear to have followed the first training session at Southdowns College near Pretoria, on Wednesday (06/09/2010). "I think all the players on Monday (06/15/2010) will play except Pirlo," said coach Marcello Lippi.
Italy will compete with :
- New Zealand
- and Slovakia
inhabiting Group F. In the opening match, Italy will face Paraguay in the first game.[kompas]