December 2, 2022

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Siellini bids farewell to “Azzurre” in June

Milan (AFP)
Senior defender Giorgio Ciellini will make his international debut with the Italian national team next summer, following the European champions’ Asuri clash with South American champions Argentina at Wembley Stadium in London, the biggest hits of his career.
The 37-year-old, who was one of the key faces of Italy’s victory in the 2020 European Cup, will lead his team’s grass against Argentina’s Lionel as he leads his country to a dramatic victory on penalties at the famed ground against England. Messi on the first of June.
As for Argentina, they beat Brazil 1-0 in the final of the Copa Amrica to win the trophy.
29 years after the last edition of the tournament, the idea was renewed under a protocol between the European Football Association (WIFA) and the Confederation of South America (CONMEBOL).
The tournament started in 1985, with France defeating Uruguay, the previous year’s European champions, in the first edition, and then Argentina, led by its late legend Diego Maradona, in the second edition, losing to Denmark. Before it was discontinued in 1993.
“I bid farewell to the national team at Wembley that reached the pinnacle of my career by winning the European Cup,” Ciellini told the “Dazon” broadcaster after his team’s 2-1 victory over Sassuolo in the Italian League.
He added, “I would like to say goodbye to Assyria with a beautiful memory. This will definitely be my last match with Italy.”
Ciellini, who has played 116 international matches with his country, hoped to return to the World Cup before saying goodbye to the fans, but Italy exited Qatar for the second time in a row from the 2022 World Cup, which was accelerated. Retirement of Central Defender.
Siellini’s career with Italy was full of achievements and disappointments as they reached the final of the 2012 European Cup and lost by a four-point margin to Spain, facing tough times in the World Cup final.
Italy were eliminated from the group stage in 2010 and 2014, before being historically eliminated by Sweden in the play-offs of the 2018 World Cup.
Siallini’s life also witnessed a famous incident where he was bitten by Luis Soros when Italy left behind Uruguay and Costa Rica at the 2014 World Cup.
So, Roberto Mancini’s men now have to wait until at least 2026 to take part in the World Cup, having recently dropped out of the Continental play-offs last month by Northern Macedonia and failing to qualify.

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