ROME (AP) — Italy coach Roberto Mancini cut Paris Saint-Germain forward Moise Kean and six other players from his provisional squad for the upcoming European Championship.
Mancini named a 28-man squad on Sunday and a further two players will have to be removed ahead of the announcement of the final 26-man list by the deadline of midnight on Tuesday.
Kean was slated to be third choice at center forward behind Ciro Immobile and Andrea Belotti but he struggled in Friday’s 7-0 win over San Marino. Mancini said after the match that Kean, who moved to PSG on loan from Everton, received a knock early on and was in pain when he exited after the first half.
Alessio Cragno, Cristiano Biraghi, Manuel Lazzari, Gaetano Castrovilli, Vincenzo Grifo and Giacomo Raspadori were also left out along with Kean.