Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo was injured during the Azzurri’s friendly defeat to Mexico last week.
Now it has been revealed that Italy’s main creative force is likely to be out for up to 20 days. This could mean the Milan star will miss Italy’s opening group matches.
What will his absence mean for Italy and their group F opponents?
Who is likely to take Pirlo’s place in coach Marcello Lippi’s starting 11?
Find out as we look at the six players and teams who may benefit from Pirlo’s absence.