Chiellini announces the end of his national team career

Reggio Emilia (AP) – Giorgio Chiellini has announced his departure from the Italian national soccer team.

If he is doing well, he will say goodbye to the Squadra Azzurra in Wembley, said the defender from record champions Juventus Turin after the 2-1 win at Sassuolo Calcio the streaming service DAZN, as several media reported on Tuesday. That would be his last game for Italy on June 1 at London’s Wembley Stadium against Argentina.

In London, the 37-year-old Chiellini won the European title with Italy in the summer of 2021. The disappointment followed a few months later with the missed qualification for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Coach Roberto Mancini’s team surprisingly lost the playoff game against North Macedonia on March 24, 1-0. Italy had already missed the World Cup finals in 2018.

After the game against Sassuolo, Chiellini said he wanted to decide his future with his family and the club after the end of the season. At his age, you no longer tackle long-term projects. After the win, Juve is fourth in the Champions League in Serie A. Coach Massimiliano Allegri’s team can also win the cup again in the final against Inter Milan on May 11.