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Chiellini fit for Italy to face Germany, says agent
The Juventus defender is believed to have recovered from his hamstring problem and will be able to feature from the start for the Azzurri against Joachim Low's sideItaly defender Giorgio Chiellini has been passed fit for Thursday's Euro 2012 semi-final clash against Germany, his brother and agent has declared.
The Juventus man has been out of action since picking up a hamstring strain in the group match against Republic of Ireland - an injury which saw him miss the Azzurri's quarter-final win over England.
Italy doctor doctor Enrico Castellacci stated on Tuesday that he was optimistic about Chiellini's recovery, and the 27-year-old's representative has now intimated that his client could feature against the Germans.
"I can say that Giorgio is again at the disposal of coach Cesare Prandelli, has recovered from his injury and could be on the pitch against Germany," Claudio Chiellini told Sky Sport Italia.
"I hope that he can start, but this will depend on the coach's selection and the system that he picks.
"This was a delicate injury, but Italy's doctors did a great job to recover him in record time."
Chiellini played in all of Italy's group matches at Euro 2012, where the Azzurri picked up two draws and one victory.
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