Kroos to miss San Marino, Italy matches

first_imgFRANKFURT, Germany (AP):Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos will miss Germany’s upcoming World Cup qualifier against San Marino and the friendly against Italy because of a foot injury.The German federation says Kroos has a hairline fraction in his right foot and will be unable to practise for 10 days.Germany plays San Marino on Friday and meets Italy on Tuesday in Milan. The Germans lead their group after winning their first three matches.The team is seeking to win the group and gain a direct berth in the 2018 World Cup tournament in Russia, where it hopes to defend its title.last_img read more

Emotional Chiellini remembers tragic Astori in Juventus win

first_img“Tomorrow will be tough for those of us who are going to the funeral,” Chiellini told BT Sport of Astori, the Fiorentina player who was found dead from a suspected heart attack at the weekend.“We dedicate the win to him. He is on our minds on this day. I cried many times. He was a fantastic player. It was very difficult during the match because we had to think of the game and the outcome and it’s not easy. But he’s always in our heart.”Chiellini said that two-time winners Juventus, who have also lost two of the last three Champions League finals, made the most of their greater experience to move into the quarter-finals.“It’s the history of Tottenham. They always created many chances to score so much, but at the end they miss always something at the end. We believe in the history.“We saw it yesterday between Paris and Real, the history is important, with experience it is important, and tonight we used our skill and arrived at the win.”He added: “We knew Tottenham have fantastic players, and are an amazing side, but we know they concede many chances every game. And also at the end the first half we believed it, we said keep calm and the chances would surely arrive.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Senior service: Giorgio Chiellini celebrates with Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 8 – Grizzled Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini dedicated his team’s stunning Champions League win over Tottenham to Davide Astori, the 31-year-old Italian international whose funeral he will attend on Thursday.Chiellini wept as both sides observed a minute’s silence at the start of the last-16, second leg tie at Wembley before the Italian giants went onto to recover from a goal down to win 2-1 in the night and 4-3 on aggregate.last_img read more