Internationals + injuries

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Not a lot happening in the world of Bologna at the moment, but some players have been away on international duty, and here’s how they did:

Torosidis: Greece was beaten 4-1 by Croatia on Thursday, as Torosidis was on the bench the entire game. The second leg is this evening, but it’s very safe to say that Croatia will be the team that goes to Russia.

Krafth/Helander: Krafth played 84 minutes before going of with an injury, as Sweden upset the odds with a 1-0 win over Italy. Sweden was the best team in the first half, and Italy in the second. However, it was Sweden who got the all-important goal, and they now have a very good result going into the second leg which is played on Monday. Helander was on the bench the entire game.

Nagy: Nagy played 84 minutes as Hungary lost 2-1 to Luxembourg in an international friendly.

Gonzalez: He came on after 56 minutes, as Costa Rica lost 5-0 to Spain in an international friendly.

Donsah: Ghana will face of against Egypt in a World Cup qualifier today.

Bologna’s game against Hellas Verona is next Monday, so still over a week to go, but there will hopefully be some news as we go into a new week. The internationals will come back from duty, and hopefully no injuries have occurred. As mentioned above, Krafth went of injured, and his situation will need to be assessed. Both Torosidis and M’baye are back from their injuries though, so the team can do without the Swede if he’s injured. As reported by the club, the only players currently injured are Mirante, Di Francesco, and Falletti. Mirante should have recovered, and it is quite possible that he will take part against Verona.

Into the new week as we get closer to the Verona game, we’ll start looking closer at Bologna’s possible lineup, how they should play to beat Verona, as well as take a look at the Verona team, and assess their strengths and weaknesses.


Photo: Bologna FC

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