Nesta unlikely for Ukraine match

Italian defender Alessandro Nesta is unlikely to feature in his side's quarter final against Ukraine in Hamburg on Friday due to his recurring groin injury.

    Time running out for Alessandro Nesta

    "It will be very difficult to have him ready," Italy team doctor Enrico Castellacci told reporters.

    The defender's replacement Marco Materazzi is also unavailable due to the one match suspension he received for his red card against Australia.

    That then puts Palermo's Andrea Barzagli in the frame to partner Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro in the centre of defence.

    The 25 year old is the last specialist central defender in the squad, so should he or Cannavaro get injured Marcello Lippi would need to get creative to fill the hole.



    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.