• Italy’s Andrea Pirlo to quit after the World Cup

    by  • June 12, 2014 • Football

    The Italian star Andrea Pirlo is considering to quit international football after the World Cup 2014 but admitted he will be available for Serie A champions Juventus.

    The 35-year-old playmaker has a stunning career record with the four-time world champions Italy, scored 13 goals in 109 appearances since making his debut in 2002 against Azerbaijan.

    The midfield maestro had recently penned a new two-year contract extension with Juventus, which will keep him at the club until 2016.

    As I already said, I am still thinking of retiring after this World Cup, as I have a certain age and it’s only right to leave the field to the next generation coming through,said Pirlo. “It would be pointless to continue.

    Italy will start their 2014 World Cup against England on Saturday followed by Uruguay and Costa Rica.