Giorgio Chiellini will carry down the curtain on his worldwide profession this summer time.© Instagram
Giorgio Chiellini will carry down the curtain on his worldwide profession this summer time after Italy face Argentina within the so-called‘Finalissima’ at Wembley, the location of his best profession triumph. The 37-year-old was one of many key figures of the Azzurri’s Euro 2020 victory, captaining his nation to a dramatic win over England on the iconic stadium the place he’ll lead out his countrymen on June 1. The Finalissima is a brand new match which pits the European and South American champions in opposition to one another in a one-off encounter.
“I’ll say goodbye to the national team at Wembley, where I reached the highest point of my career by winning the Euro,” he advised DAZN after Juventus’ 2-1 Serie A win at Sassuolo on Monday night time.
“I’d like to say goodbye to the Azzurri with a nice memory. It will definitely be my last game for Italy.”
Chiellini, who has been capped 116 occasions, hoped to participate in another World Cup earlier than saying ‘ciao’ to followers, however Italy missed out on the 2022 event in Qatar, hastening the centre-back’s departure from the worldwide sport.
He has had a blended Italy profession, reaching the Euro 2012 last — the place Italy have been outclassed by Spain dropping 4-0 — however had a tough time at World Cup finals.
Italy exited within the group stage each in 2010 — after they have been the defending champions — and 2014 earlier than slumping to a historic play-off defeat to Sweden in 2017 which price them a spot within the 2018 event.
Chiellini additionally suffered the ignominy of being bitten by Luis Suarez as Italy exited behind Uruguay and Costa Rica in 2014.
Roberto Mancini’s facet have to attend till at the very least 2026 to participate in soccer’s international showpiece after being knocked out of the 2022 version in Qatar by North Macedonia, once more within the play-offs, final month.
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