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Dropped Sydney veterans Ben McGlynn and Ted Richards have been given the time and opportunity to regain form before the Swans hit the AFL finals. Brian Westbrook Youth Jersey .Key back Richards and forward McGlynn were the high profile omissions from the Swans side chosen for Saturdays home game with Carlton.Premiership player Richards, who is possibly in his final season, was used as a forward in the two matches he played after a spell on the sidelines due to concussion.McGlynn, who has been plagued by soft tissue injuries over the past two seasons, was dropped after just one game back in the senior side.I think its probably the right time to help them find a bit of form, Swans assistant coach Stuart Dew said.Benny went back (to the reserves) a couple of weeks ago and played really well and Teddy also is really important to our plans going forward.Weve seen hes played forward a couple of times, but certainly he can play down back as well, so depending on matchups, hes certainly still in the mix.Bennys one (dropping) was really to find some form and get back into the side, because he is in our best 22 when hes playing at his best.The Swans side chosen to face the Blues was a youthful one, with the average age lowered by the absence of their three oldest players, Richards 33, co-captain Jarrad McVeigh 31 (groin injury) and McGlynn 30.The side contained four players aged 20 plus 19-year-old Callum Mills, with nine of the team having played under 30 games.Following Saturdays fixture, Sydney will play five more matches before what appears certain to be a seventh straight finals campaign.With the scramble for ladder positions in the top eight finals spots so tight, Dew accepted Sydneys four close losses could be costly for his club.They could be, but we cant change it now, Dew said. 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Midfielder Riccardo Montolivo exited in the 26th minute Saturday due to dizziness after a knock to the head and fullback Ignazio Abate walked off gingerly two minutes later with an injury to his right shoulder following a collision with Brazil standout Neymar, ending his tournament. "Abate has a serious problem with his shoulder. His Confederations Cup is finished," Italy coach Cesare Prandelli said. "We can only wish him the best of luck to heal quickly and eventually come back. "Riccardo was hit with the ball in the first minute and was a bit nauseous so we had to take him off but he seems OK now," Prandelli added. However, team physician Enrico Castellacci said that Montolivo would undergo a scan at a local hospital. Italy was already without midfield star Andrea Pirlo, who sat out the game with a strained right leg muscle. Making matters worse, the Italians have struggled with the heat and humidity in their last two matches and now travel to the tournaments hottest venue of Fortaleza. "Were hoping Andrea comes back and that the rest of the squad can recuperate over these four-five days so we can play a good match," Prandelli said. Italy finished second to Brazil in Group A and will next face the winner of Group B. Spain leads GGroup B with a full six points ahead of its final group game against Nigeria on Sunday. Clayton Thorson Youth Jersey. Uruguay and Nigeria are next with three points each, with Uruguay facing Tahiti -- which has zero points -- in the other group game Sunday. Italy last faced Spain in the final of last years European Championship, when the Azzurri were beaten 4-0. Prandelli and his players cited fatigue as the cause of that result, having opened that tournament by drawing 1-1 with Spain. A bit of positive news for Italy was that Stephan El Shaarawy has recovered from a bruised foot. The AC Milan forward came on for the final 18 minutes against Brazil. Also, midfielder Daniele De Rossi will be back from suspension, having missed the Brazil match after picking up two yellow cards. Italy also let in four goals in their previous match, but Prandelli was not concerned with his defence. "Brazils fourth goal came when we were pressing forward attempting to equalize, so thats nothing to worry about," he said. "I was very encouraged by how we played and reacted in the second half." Italys two goals Saturday came from Emanuele Giaccherini, who came on for Montolivo, and from centre back Giorgio Chiellini. Giaccherini set up Mario Balotellis winner in Italys opener against Mexico and forced an own goal in the win over Japan. Balotelli returned the favour this time with an acrobatic setup for Giaccherinis second goal in 12 appearances with the national team As for Chiellini, it was his third goal in 60 appearances. ' ' '