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Rugani replaces Barzagli in Italy squad

Antonio Conte has promoted Daniele Rugani to Italy's senior side after Andrea Barzagli withdrew due to injury.

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Juventus defender Daniele Rugani has been called up to Antonio Conte's Italy squad to face Spain and Germany in place of Andrea Barzagli.

Rugani moves from Italy's Under-21 squad after his club team-mate Barzagli was ruled out with a muscular injury in his left leg, the defender returning to Turin for further treatment.

That paves the way for Rugani to win his first international cap, with the 21-year-old defender having impressed on his fleeting appearances for Juve this season ??? including starts in their last two Serie A matches.

Italy begin their Euro 2016 preparations in Udine against Spain on Thursday, before travelling to Munich to face world champions Germany five days later.

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