ROME – Giorgio Chiellini, captain of the Italian national team, withdrew injured on Wednesday from the game that his team won by a 3-0 win at the Olympic Stadium against Switzerland, on the second day of Group A of the Eurocup.
Chiellini retired in the 24th minute due to a physical problem, shortly after the VAR canceled the goal of the possible Italy advantage by a touch with one hand on a corner kick.
The expert 36-year-old Italian defender walked off the pitch and was replaced by Francesco Acerbi.
When speaking with the coaching staff, Chiellini did not show particular concern, but this Thursday he will undergo a series of tests to determine the severity of his injury.
Italy crushed Switzerland 3-0 with a double from Manuel Locatelli and a goal from Ciro Immobile, which allowed them to qualify mathematically for the round of 16 of the European Championship.
The ‘azzurri’ will play the first place in group A, next Sunday, against Wales.
Italy leads with six points, two more than Wales and five more than Switzerland, while Turkey closes the standings with zero points.