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Inter Milan's Luigi Di Biagio pulled a thigh muscle in training on Friday and could
miss Italy's opening match of Euro 2000 against Turkey.
Di Biagio, pushing hard for a place in the Italy midfield
for the group B match in Arnhem on Sunday, limped out of the
session shaking his head in disappointment.
A team spokesman said he had pulled a muscle on the outside
of his left thigh and would undergo a magnetic resonance test on
Saturday before Dino Zoff's side leave for the Netherlands.
The Italians have picked up a series of minor injuries in
training since they arrived in Belgium.
Lazio centreback Alessandro Nesta and Juventus midfielder
Gianluca Zambrotta have both cut short practice sessions
although they now appear fit to play.
Top Italian striker Christian Vieri and first choice
goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon both withdrew from the squad with
injuries on the eve of the squad's departure.
Zoff has dropped few hints about his approach to Sunday's
match and has kept observers guessing about his attacking
line-up in particular.
In Friday's session he fielded AS Roma pairing Francesco
Totti and Marco Delvecchio in what appeared to be first team
bibs in a 10-a-side training match.
Filippo Inzaghi played in a second team bib although he is
widely expected to start against the Turks.
His Juventus team mate Alessandro Del Piero played half the
match for the first team and half for the second as Zoff
switched between a two-man and a three-man attack.
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