Veteran searches for elusive World Cup winners medal.
36 year old Argentine veteran Javier Zanetti has just about done it all in the game, no non-Italian has played more Serie A matches than the former Banfield man and no one has been capped more times by Argentina, but two prizes still allude the adaptable Inter Milan man, the Champions League and the World Cup. He could resolve both those outstanding issues this year.
Now in his 15th season at the San Siro Zanetti still has the energy and exuberance of a teenager and is still able to put in a shift despite his advancing years. Diego Maradona also still has faith in the battler and has named him regularly in his sides since taking over the national team reins.
Still will clearly be Javier’s last chance to help his nation to a World Cup triumph and this is his fourth finals and perhaps now is the time for the Buenos Aires man to lift the trophy?