Roma playmaker Francesco Totti is to miss Italy’s international against Portugal next Wednesday after suffering a thigh injury.

According to Friday’s La Gazzetta dello Sport, Totti pikced up the injury during Roma’s 2-1 Italian Cup win over Lazio in midweek.

The news is a setback to Italy coach Giovanni Trapattoni, who has already lost fellow striker Alessandro Del Piero to injury.

Totti whose start to the season was delayed through injury, last played for Italy in June during their 2-1 World Cup defeat by South Korea.


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