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De Rossi adds to Italy's injury woes

Italian midfielder Daniele De Rossi sat out a training match against the Gauteng all stars on Friday in Irene, South Africa with a right calf problem. He could play Monday's World Cup match against Paraguay.

Midfielder has sore right calf, questionable for Monday's match against Paraguay

Italy has another key injury concern just three days before its World Cup opener: Daniele De Rossi.

De Rossi sat out a training match against the Gauteng all stars on Friday in Irene, South Africa with a right calf problem. Team physician Enrico Castellacci said the midfielder has a chance of being ready for Monday's game against Paraguay.

Another key midfielder, Andrea Pirlo, could miss the entire group phase with a left calf injury.

De Rossi and Pirlo were the only members of Italy's team who did not play against Gauteng.

Two other midfielders who had minor injuries, Claudio Marchisio and Mauro Camoranesi, both played without any problems — Marchisio as a starter and Camoranesi as a second-half substitute.