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Italy midfielder Marchisio to miss Euro 2016 with cruciate ligament injury

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has been ruled out of Italy's Euro 2016 campaign after suffering a cruciate ligament injury.

The 30-year-old was forced off on a stretcher during Juventus' 4-0 victory over Palermo on Sunday after falling awkwardly in a challenge with Franco Vazquez.

Juventus have now confirmed the midfielder has undergone an MRI scan and the results have shown that he has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, and will now require surgery.

Marchisio has been capped 54 times by Italy, whose Euro 2016 campaign kicks off against Belgium on June 13.

Meanwhile, Juventus moved nine points clear at the top of Serie A with the win over Palermo.