Candreva, Buffon may not play against Ireland

Montpellier (France), June 20 (IANS) Italy midfielder Antonio Candreva, who is recovering from a right hamstring injury, and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who has overcome a fever, did not train with the rest of the Italian football team here on Monday.

Candreva is on a recovery programme so he can arrive in time for the first match in the Euro football championship pre-quarterfinal which is scheduled on June 27 in Saint Denis, reports Efe.

Buffon exercised in the gym and was visited by the president of Montpellier, who was given a signed shirt from the iconic goalkeeper.

After completing a new training session behind closed doors on Monday, Antonio Conte’s squad will still train on Tuesday in Montpellier before travelling to Lille, where they will get accustomed to the Stade Pierre-Mauroy ground.

–IANS

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