|Georgia lose key defender|
|Written by Sandro|
|Tuesday, 09 September 2008 09:06|
Georgia have been dealt a big injury blow ahead of tomorrow's key World Cup 2010 qualifier against Italy.
The Azzurri need to reassert their authority after struggling to a 2-1 win over Cyprus on Saturday.
Ex-Inter tactician Hector Cuper has warned Marcello Lippi to expect fierce resistance from his Georgia side, but they have lost an important man.
Blackburn Rovers defender Zurab Khizanishvili has been ruled out of Wednesday's Udine encounter with inflammation on his right knee.
The 26-year-old had an operation on the knee meniscus six months ago and has been advised to rest.