Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini is not ruling out the possibility of representing Italy at next year’s FIFA World Cup tournament on Qatari soil. Chiellini talked about the possibility of playing for the Italian senior national team at Qatar 2022 at the Italian Tech Week as monitored by Tuttomercatoweb (TMW). According to him, he might play at the World Cup tournament next year if he maintains his fitness.
Chiellini recently turned 37 but that has not stopped him from playing the round leather game. The central defender was a free agent when he helped Italy to win the Euro 2020 tournament this summer but he has since re-signed for Juventus on a two-year contract until 2023.
Juventus and Italy national team skipper Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci were immense at the heart of defence for the Italian team which went all the way to win a second Euro title in the summer under the managerial acumen of former Manchester City, Inter Milan and Zenit St. Petersburg boss Roberto Mancini.
Italy won the Euro 2020 tournament by beating hosts England 3-2 on penalties after the two teams shared a 1-1 draw in 120 minutes thus becoming the first team to win two successive penalty shootouts. The Italians had earlier beaten Spain on penalties in their last four encounter after a 1-1 draw at the end of extra time.
Chiellini has played three times for Juventus in the Italian Serie A since re-signing this summer and the third game came against AC Milan in what was one of the biggest matches on the Italian football calendar. AC Milan trailed for the majority of the game after the fourth minute opener from Spanish international Alvaro Morata. AC Milan were able to preserve their unbeaten start to the new season as they denied hosts Juventus a win courtesy Croatian forward Ante Rebic on 76 minutes.