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Giorgio Chiellini

31-Year-Old Defender     Juventus  Serie A


Birthdate:  August 14, 1984    Birthplace:  Pisa, Italy    Nationality:  Italy    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  190 lbs    
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June 17, 2016    Giorgio Chiellini News

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Chiellini made three interceptions during Friday's 1-0 victory over Sweden.

Chiellini and his defensive mates were tasked with slowing down the dangerous Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and they did so with relative ease, limiting him and the rest of the Swedes to four shots off target. Chiellini is a key cog in the formidable Italian back line and will continue as such as the unit looks to secure a perfect defensive record in the group stage Wednesday versus Ireland.

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<a href='/soccer/showArticle.htm?id=28724'>Euro 2016: Monday Cheat Sheet</a>

Euro 2016: Monday Cheat Sheet

The Round of 16 concludes Monday, beginning with a huge Italy v. Spain match that could go either way, followed by England v. Iceland, which isn't likely to be as close.

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June 13, 2016

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Chiellini won two tackles and made three interceptions during Monday's 2-0 victory over Belgium.

Chiellini was excellent in a positional sense as Italy played the back-three formation to perfection and stifled one of the most gifted attacking corps in the tournament. He is not known for his offensive contributions, but as a member of one of the strongest defensive units in the tournament, he will carry modest fantasy value into Friday's match versus Sweden.

May 14, 2016

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Chiellini returned to action after a long layoff and scored a goal in Juventus' 5-0 win over Sampdoria.

Chiellini will now have a chance to play in Euro 2016 for Italy.

April 24, 2016

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Chiellini has a minor tear of his medial collateral ligament and will be out for another three weeks, Football Italia reports.

Italy should consider itself lucky if he can return for Euro 2016.

March 31, 2016

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Chiellini (calf) has stated that he is no longer injured and intends to return to action on Saturday against Empoli.

It remains to be seen if Chiellini will be fit to start but given injuries elsewhere in the defense, coach Massimiliano Allegri may opt to risk him from the first minute.

March 15, 2016

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Chiellini has been ruled out for Wednesday's Champions League match against Bayern Munich because of a calf injury, ESPN FC reports.

Chiellini missed the first leg due to the ailment, and he's been unable to recover in time, leaving a big hole in the Juve defense.

March 2, 2016

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Chiellini may play a part in Juventus' Champions League return leg at Bayern Munich as his thigh injury is considered only minor, Football Italia reports.

Juventus can certainly use Chiellini against Bayern Munich.

March 1, 2016

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Chiellini couldn't get through the first half of Juventus' 2-0 victory over Inter, limping off with a nagging calf injury and is set to be out of action for the next ten days, the club's official website reports.

In addition to Wednesday's Coppa Italia second leg, Chiellini will miss the Bianconeri's next Serie A match away to Atalanta and is questionable against Sassuolo the following weekend.