English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 About China
- China at a glance
- China in brief 2004
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Ethnic minorities
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping

Home >> Sports
UPDATED: 08:06, September 07, 2005
Del Piero out of Italy's qualifier against Belarus
font size    

Striker Alessandro Del Piero is out of Italy's World Cup qualifier against Belarus on Wednesday after suffering a thigh strain.

The Juventus forward suffered the injury during training in Glasgow and will return to Italy later on Tuesday.

"I'm injured and I am going home," Del Piero told the Italian news agency ANSA.

Italy coach Marcello Lippi is unlikely to call up a replacement given that he has plenty of options in attack.

Del Piero did not feature in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Scotland but media reports had suggested he could have expected to play in Wednesday's match in Minsk.

After seven matches, Italy lead Group Five by two points from second-placed Norway.

Source: Xinhua

Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this

- Text Version
- RSS Feeds
- China Forum
- Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
Online marketplace of Manufacturers & Wholesalers

Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved