Captain Giorgio Chiellini has announced his resignation from the Italian national team after the missed World Cup qualifier. As the 37-year-old European champion announced on Monday evening after the victory of Juventus Turin at Sassuolo Calcio (2: 1), the international match against Argentina in June in London will be.
“I will say goodbye to the national team at the Wembley Stadium, where I have experienced the highlight of my career with the gain of the European Championship,” Chiellini said at Dazn .
In the same place he had won the team with the team in July. On the way to the World Cup in Qatar (21st November to 18 December) Italy had surprisingly failed in the play-off semifinals on Nordmasedonia (0: 1).
“I would like to say goodbye with a nice memory. That will certainly be my last game with Italy,” said the central defender. He left open whether he will continue his club career in the coming season. His contract at Juve is still running until 2023.
“My love for Juventus does not end, she will never end,” he said. He now had to “weigh up everything until the end of the season” and talk to his family about what the best thing is. After the final of the Coppa Italia on May 11th against Inter Milan, he wanted to make a decision.
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Chiellini made debut for Italy in November 2004 and has played 116 games (eight goals) since then. With Juve, he became an Italian champion nine times from 2012 to 2020.