Del Piero Could be in With a Chance of a World Cup Call-up

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Prandelli  hasn’t ruled out strikers inclusion

In a surprise move Italy Coach Cesare Pradelli, has insisted that Sydney FC Striker Alessandro Del Piero is not out of the running for a World Cup place.

The 38-year-old, who hasn’t played a game for the National team in four years, was part of the Italian World Cup winning team of 2006.

Prandelli has stated that the former Juventus man, who will be 39 when the tournament begins, is still in his thoughts. As are Francesco Totti (36) and Antonia Di Natale (35).

According to Football Australia, speaking to 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.”

Watch Italy beat France on penalties in the 2006 World Cup Final below

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