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. Read more… »
Former Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon claims that Gianluigi Donnarumma should quit AC Milan and move to Juventus next summer. There is a significant possibility that Buffon will hang up his boots at the end of the campaign.
He has already announced his retirement from the national team and Donnarumma is likely to replace him as the number one within the national team. After having held the top position in the Italy squad for the last two decades, Buffon decided to step down after Italy’s shocking failure to reach the World Cup 2018.Buffon is expected to retire from all forms of football at the end of the campaign.
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AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella has laughed off suggestions that he could be dismissed from his managerial role in the near future. The Italian said that he has been watching his funeral for a while after his side drew blank in the Europa League game against AEK Athens on Thursday night.
The Rossoneri won just one of their seven games in October including defeats to Roma, Inter Milan and Juventus. Milan also drew their doubleheader against AEK without finding the scoresheet, and this is a cause of concern for a side, who appear to lack cohesion among their players.
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Former Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has admitted that he chose Lazio above many other clubs this summer. The Brazil international had been linked with the likes of AC Milan, Newcastle United and Gremio during the transfer window before he decided to link up with the Rome-based outfit.
Leiva spent 10 seasons with Liverpool, where they were mostly in a transition phase, and he thereby did not get the chance to celebrate the success achieved prior to his arrival. Overall, the Brazilian made 344 appearances for Liverpool across all competitions, while bagging seven goals in the process. Read more… »