Germany Vs. Italy, Euro 2012 Semifinals: Daniele De Rossi, Giorgio Chiellini Fit Enough To Play

Italy have been facing doubts over the fitness of defender Giorgio Chiellini and midfielder Daniele De Rossi, who has also played as a defender in this tournament, but both should be fit enough to play in the azzurri's Euro 2012 semifinal on Thursday against Germany. Italian newspaper Leggo is reporting that both have regained fitness and should be available to start for Cesare Prandelli.

There are, however, doubts over the fitness of right back Ignazio Abate. Because Christian Maggio is suspended, someone will have to play out of position at right back if Abate is not able to play. The most likely candidate for that would be Federico Balzaretti, who has started at left back against England. Either Emmanuele Giaccherini or Chiellini would start at left back in that situation, with Chiellini preferable if he's fit.

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