World Cup winning De Rossi retires at 36

first_imgRelatedPosts Pedro pens three-year Roma deal Tevez signs new deal with Boca Juniors US billionaire buys Roma in £532m deal Italy World Cup winner Daniele de Rossi has announced his retirement at the age of 36. De Rossi has left Argentine side Boca Juniors, who he joined in the summer, and ends an 18-year career. Prior to joining Boca, De Rossi spent his entire career at Serie A club Roma, who he played for 616 times. The Italian, who won the World Cup in 2006, told a news conference he was retiring to spend more time with his family. “I played against the best in the world and I was able to do the career I wanted,” De Rossi said. “I am happy with my life, I played on two teams that I really love. One meant everything and the other got me inside as I expected.” De Rossi is Italy’s fourth most-capped player with 117 caps and Francesco Totti is the only player to have made more appearances for Roma than the midfielder. He rejected an offer of a director’s role at Roma at the end of last season and signed for Boca to continue his playing career, but he has been limited to just six appearances, largely because of injury. “An absolutely fantastic football career comes to an end,” Roma said. “Thank you for so many incredible memories, Daniele.”Tags: Boca JuniorsDaniele De RossiRomalast_img read more

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2017 CAF Confederations Cup: Super Sport United Through To Semis

first_imgSuper Sport United will next face the winner of the quarter-final tie between USM Alger of Algeria and Club Africain of Tunisia for a place in the 2017 CAF Confederations Cup. USM Alger won the first leg 1-0 ahead of Sunday’s second leg in Tunisia. Super Sport United have qualified for the semi-final of the 2017 CAF Confederations Cup after they eliminated their hosts Zesco United on away goals. FUS Rabat of Morocco are also through to the semi-final after their 5-4 penalty shootout win over hosts CS Sfaxien of Tunisia following a 1-1 aggregate scoreline. The first leg in South Africa had ended in a goalless draw with Zesco United favourites to qualify ahead of the second leg at the Lewy Mwanawasa Stadium but the South Africans secured an impressive 2-2 draw to seal a last four place on away goals rule.center_img The home side took a 5th minute lead through Ching’Andu before Thuso Phala equalised for Super Sport. David Owino gave Zesco the lead again and they had chances to extend their advantage before the aforementioned Phala struck an all important second goal in the dying stages of the game. The Moroccans had won the first leg 1-0 at home before succumbing to the same result in the second leg played in Tunisia. Penalties were thereafter needed to separate the two teams and it was FUS Rabat who emerged victorious after a 5-4 win. They will face the winner of the last eight tie between Al Hilal of Sudan and TP Mazembe of DR Congo. TP Mazembe are in the driving seat ahead of Sunday’s second leg in Lubumbashi having won the first leg 2-1 away in Sudan.Relatedlast_img read more

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