Euro 2012 qualifiers

Italy lose Ranocchia for Slovenia tie

March 23, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia has been forced to withdraw from the Italy squad to face Slovenia due to a knee injury.

Ranocchia, 23, has won two international caps but has been deprived of a third by the problem, which has forced him to return to Inter ahead of the Euro 2012 qualifier in Ljubljana on Friday, and the subsequent friendly with Ukraine.

The defender will now aim to recover in time to face city rivals Milan in the Serie A clash on April 2, while Italy coach ...

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