[EURO 2012 COUNTDOWN] Italy is hopeful young star Mario Balotelli will be fit for the Azzurri's Group C opener against
defending champion Spain at Euro 2012 on Sunday.
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli said the controversial Balotelli should be fit for the game even though he injured his abductor muscle during training on Monday.
Right back Christian Maggio is suffering from the same injury, and defender Andrea Barzagli could yet be ruled out of the tournament because of a calf problem.
Playing without key players Anatoliy Tymoshchuk and Andriy Voronin, co-host Ukraine suffered to its second loss in less than a week as it fell to Turkey, 2-0, in a warm-up game on Tuesday.
France ran wild against Estonia as the Bleus won, 4-0. Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema set up each other for goals, while Benzema added a second of his own with a clinical blast from the edge of the penalty area.