sport news Giorgio Chiellini to miss qualifier against Spain

defender Giorgio Chiellini injured his right ankle during a training session Veteran Juventus centre-back will now be treated by his club after the setback Chiellini could now miss Juve's Serie A clash with Chievo on September 9 Andrea Barzagli and Leonardo Bonucci are still available to face Spain in Madrid 

By Associated Press

Published: 14:20 BST, 1 September 2017 | Updated: 14:20 BST, 1 September 2017

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's preparations for a World Cup qualifier against Spain have taken a big hit following an injury to top defender Giorgio Chiellini.

The Italian football federation says Chiellini injured his right ankle in training on Friday morning and left the team, meaning he will miss both the game in Spain and another qualifier against Israel on Tuesday.

play Spain in Madrid in a match that is likely to decide which team qualifies automatically from Group G. 

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