Italy defender Bonucci: Toivonen broke my nose

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Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci says he had his nose broken by Sweden striker Ola Toivonen in their World Cup playoff defeat.

The Juventus stopper insists Toivonen should’ve been sent off.

“I’ve got a fractured nose!” Bonucci told Sky Sport Italia.

“He broke my nose after 30 seconds and should’ve been sent off. There’s not much you can say other than that. A referee with greater character would’ve sent off at least one of the Swedish players.

“We knew Sweden would play the long ball and flick it on, so they created very little, but we should’ve been quicker when moving the ball around.

“We have to believe in what we’re doing to the last moment of the second leg at San Siro on Monday.”


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