Alessandro Del Piero earned his last international cap for Italy back in 2008, and was not selected for the 2010 World Cup, but the Azzurri coach Cesare Prandelli has not ruled out selecting the former Juventus star for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Del Piero is seen by most football fans as one of the best strikers in the last 20 years to play the game. The Juventus legend, who joined the A-League team Sydney FC last season, would probably not have expected to be considered for Italy ever again. But obviously Prandelli has different ideas.
Prandelli recently stated that Del Piero, who turns 39 in November, is still in for a chance to be selected for Italy to play in Brazil this would be his fourth World Cup. That is, of course, if Italy qualify.
In an interview with Sky Sports Italia, Prandelli said: "In March and April we will have a look at the condition of certain players like Francesco Totti, Antonio Di Natale and even Alex Del Piero.
"At that stage I don't need to plan, but build the strongest team possible."
"We are following all players who can make a difference."
"Alex still has a great desire and we have to keep an eye on everyone."
There are 23 spots for the tournament, and Del Piero no doubt has a lot of competition to compete against to book his place in the team.
But I'm sure everyone would love to see Del Piero back in the Azzurri shirt for one last time. He has stated he isn't thinking on ending his career just yet and isn't sure of management, but winning the World Cup would be a great send off, wouldn't it?
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