ITALY SUFFER MORE SET-BACKS
By James Burton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso pulled out on Wednesday night and before the squad departed on Thursday morning for Saturday's match with Romania in Bucharest, Luigi Di Biagio also dropped out.
Atalanta youngster Damiano Zenoni was drafted in as a replacement for Gattuso but as yet Trapattoni has not called up anyone to cover for Di Biagio although Zenoni's twin brother Christian is believed to be standing by to answer his country's call.
Francesco Totti is suspended for the Romania match and did not travel with the party but he will link up again with his international team-mates to prepare for Wednesday's clash with Lithuania.