Pelle fitness boost for Italy, clear to play against Sweden

BY foxsports • June 15, 2016

Italy forward Graziano Pelle has been cleared to play in Friday's Group E match against Sweden after sustaining a foot injury in their Euro 2016 opener against Belgium on Monday.

Pelle, who scored Italy's second goal in the closing stages of Monday's 2-0 win, hurt his foot during the match and missed training on Tuesday morning.

However, the Southampton striker underwent tests in Montpellier on Tuesday night and they revealed no damage.

"Pelle underwent tests for a knock on his foot sustained on Monday. The tests results have been negative," the Italian Football Federation tweeted.

Pelle, who also dislocated a finger on his left hand against the Belgians, is expected to train on Wednesday.

Italy's final group game is against the Republic of Ireland in Lille on June 22. 

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