Lippi explains Del Piero omission
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Alessandro Del Piero is not injured, despite his omission from the Italy squad.Marcelo Lippi has stated that Alessandro Del Piero is not injured, despite his omission from the Italy squad to play Iceland.
The Juventus star was a surprise exclusion to feature in the friendly on Wednesday, with coach Lippi opting for Marco Di Vaio, Fabrizio Miccoli and Luca Toni.
Star duo Francesco Totti and Christian Vieri were injured, however Del Piero was dropped but Lippi has left the door open for him to return.
"Del Piero doesn't have any particular physical problem," Lippi said to Gazzetta dello Sport.
"It's just that at the moment I believe it's better that he improve his general condition.
"He'll be taken into consideration again once he's done that."