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El Shaarawy out of Italy friendly

May 29, 2013
By ESPN staff
AC Milan striker Stephan El Shaarawy will miss Italy's friendly against San Marino on Friday due to a bruised right ankle.

However, the news was not as bad for Shaarawy's club compatriot Mario Balotelli, the former Manchester City forward cleared to play despite complaining of back trouble.

El Shaarawy picked up the injury during a training session on Monday when he collided with defender Angelo Ogbonna.

However, Italy team physician Enrico Castellacci said the 20-year-old ...

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